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The Surrey Waste Local Plan 2018

Preparing the new Surrey Waste Local Plan

The preparation of the Surrey Waste Local Plan needs to follow a number of stages.

We have published a Draft Minerals and Waste Development Scheme which sets out the milestones in preparing the plan.

Between 2 September and 25 November 2016 we consulted on the Issues and options for the Surrey Waste Local Plan.

We are currently consulting on the Draft Surrey Waste Local Plan (see below).

Draft plan consultation (Regulation 18)

We are currently consulting on the Draft Surrey Waste Local Plan. The consultation runs from 1 November 2017 to 7 February 2018.

Through the draft plan consultation we are seeking your views on the content of the draft spatial strategy, draft policies and the proposed sites, as well as the revised vision and strategic objectives. We are also accepting nominations for additional sites for consideration.

This consultation is the main opportunity for you to influence the contents of the plan before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination. You can have your say about the plan online.

The consultation documents can be downloaded below.

The main documents are:

The supporting documents are:

Before the final version of the waste local plan can be adopted by the county council it will need to be judged as ‘sound’ by an independent planning inspector. A local plan is considered sound if it is:

  1. Positively prepared – does the plan meet the need for new waste management facilities to manage Surrey’s waste?
  2. Justified – has the plan been prepared using reasonable evidence?
  3. Effective – is the plan deliverable, flexible and able to be monitored?
  4. Consistent – is the plan consistent with national and other local planning policies?

A list of frequently asked questions can be found on our Surrey Waste Plan page.

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal

We have also prepared a draft Environmental and Sustainability Report which incorporates a Strategic Environmental Assessment and a Sustainability Appraisal. The report assesses the likely social, economic and environmental effects of the plan, as well as highlighting the key environmental effects of the proposals and reasonable alternative options.

The draft report and appendices are available to download below.

Help accessing documents

If you have any questions about the consultation or you are having difficulty in accessing the documents please contact Surrey County Council by:

  • Email:
  • Post: Planning and Development Service, Room 385 County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW

Files available to download