Minerals and waste local plan

Overview

Surrey County Council (SCC), as the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority (MWPA), are preparing a new Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP) for Surrey to provide an up to date minerals and waste planning framework for a period of 15 years. The MWLP will replace the existing Surrey Minerals Plan 2011 (and associated development plan documents and guidance) and the Surrey Waste Local Plan 2019.

The MWLP will be underpinned by a positive vision and seek to deliver sustainable minerals and waste management development that provides for a steady and adequate supply of minerals and sufficient capacity to manage Surrey's waste.

In this regard, the MWLP will provide for minerals and waste management development that mitigates against and helps Surrey adapt to climate change, combats biodiversity loss, and reflects the growing overlap between minerals development and waste management development. The MWLP will also seek to safeguard the County's valuable mineral resources and waste management facilities from other development.

Issues and Options Consultation

The MWLP Issues and Options public consultation is the first formal stage of the plan-making process relating to the MWLP. It seeks to build upon initial evidence gathering exercises undertaken by the MWPA.

It will set out broad issues and challenges facing future minerals and waste management development in the County and propose various planning policy options to address those issues and challenges. In this context, the Issues and Options public consultation will also propose a vision, strategic objectives, and a spatial strategy for future minerals and waste management development in Surrey.

Have your say

The Issues and Options public consultation is now live for a period of 16 weeks from 15 November 2021 to 7 March 2022.

To access the consultation documents and have your say, please visit our consultation hub.

In addition to the digital consultation hub, hard copies of the relevant consultation documents will also be made available for inspection over the consultation period at libraries located within each of Surrey's district and boroughs. Any written responses can be sent to the following address: Mr Stephen Jenkins, Planning Development Manager, Planning Group, Surrey County Council, Quadrant Court, Woking, GU22 7QQ.

All material representations and comments received during the public consultation will be recorded and reviewed by the MWPA to ensure that they are afforded appropriate consideration. After the consultation has closed the MWPA will publish a summary of all material representations and comments made by stakeholders including statutory consultees, members of the public, and other interested parties. These will inform the preparation of the subsequent 'Preferred Options' public consultation which is set to commence in July 2022.

The MWPA will seek to acknowledge receipt of feedback and representations received during the consultation period but cannot respond to individual comments, letters or emails. The MWPA will also make every effort to consider feedback or representations received after the public consultation period has ended but there is no guarantee that this will be possible.

MWLP Timeline

Track the proposed timeline and progress of the MWLP and future public consultations below.


Issues and options consultation: November 2021 to March 2022

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Preferred options consultation: June 2022 to October 2022

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Pre-submission consultation: Early 2023

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Submit to Secretary of State and Public Examination: Mid 2023

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Examination in public: Mid/late 2023

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Inspectors report: Early 2024

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Adoption of the MWLP: Early 2024

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Contact us

If you have any queries, please contact the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Team using the contact details below: