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 2020.
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 was the first formal stage of the plan-making process relating to the MWLP.
The Issues and Options consultation set out the broad issues and challenges facing future minerals and waste management development in the County and proposed various planning policy options to address those issues and challenges. It also proposed a vision, strategic objectives, and a spatial for future minerals and waste management development in Surrey.
The Issues and Options public consultation was held for a period of 16 weeks from 15 November 2021 to 7 March 2022. The consultation hub is now closed but can still be viewed for reference.
Call for Sites
As part of the Issues and Options public consultation the MWPA is undertaking a 'call for sites' exercise which allows landowners and the minerals and waste management industry to nominate any land that may be suitable for future minerals or waste management development. Any nominated land will be considered and assessed by the MWPA to inform future stages of the plan-making process.
If you would like to nominate any land to be considered for future minerals or waste management development and inclusion in the MWLP, please complete the relevant 'call for sites form'.
Should you wish to withdraw or otherwise amend any nomination that you do make, please contact the MWPA in writing as soon as possible using the contact details below.
Issues and Options: Next Steps
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. The MPWA will be publishing a summary of all material representations and comments made by stakeholders including statutory consultees, member of the public, and other interested parties. The representations received will inform the preparation of the next phase of the plan making process known as the 'Preferred Options' phase.
Track the proposed timeline and progress of the MWLP and future public consultations below.
Issues and options consultation: November 2021 to March 2022
Preferred options consultation: June 2022 to October 2022
Pre-submission consultation: Early 2023
Submit to Secretary of State and Public Examination: Mid 2023
Examination in public: Mid/late 2023
Inspectors report: Early 2024
Adoption of the MWLP: Early 2024
If you have any queries, please contact the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Team using the contact details below:
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: Planning Group, Surrey County Council, Quadrant Court, Woking, GU22 7QQ
- Phone: 03456 009 009