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The Surrey Waste Local Plan 2018-2033

The Surrey Waste Local Plan sets out how and where different types of waste will be managed in Surrey in the future. It sets out the planning policy framework for the development of waste management facilities and is used in determining planning applications. The current plan has been in place since 2008 and needs to be updated.

The council's latest plan (called the 'Submission Surrey Waste Local Plan') was agreed by Cabinet on Tuesday 18 December. We gathered views on the Plan from residents, businesses and stakeholders during a period for representations that ran from the 14 January 2019 to 10 March 2019. This is in accordance with the adopted Statement of Community Involvement and Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

Surrey Waste Local Plan Examination

On Friday 12 April 2019, Surrey County Council submitted the Submission Surrey Waste Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for public examination. Included within the submission documents were:

All documents submitted as part of the Submission Surrey Waste Local Plan can be viewed in the Submission Library. The submission library provides access to all documents along with supporting evidence and technical assessments relevant to the submitted plan, and is subject to updates.

Hardcopies of the Submission Surrey Waste Local Plan Parts 1 and 2 are available to view at Surrey County Council County Hall and district and borough offices. If required hardcopies can be ordered by emailing or calling 03456 009 009.

We have also produced a Non-Technical Summary (PDF) for the Plan as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Through the course of the examination a range of information will be produced by all parties involved in the hearing sessions, including by the Planning Inspectorate. This information will include hearing dates and agendas, and will be published as and when it becomes available.

The Programme Officer

Charlotte Glancy of Banks Solutions has been appointed to act as the Programme Officer for the Surrey Waste Local Plan 2018-2033 examination. The Programme Officer manages the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process and acts as a liaison between all parties, including the Council and the Planning Inspector. The Programme Officer is independent of the Council and reports directly to the Inspector.

Contact Details

  • Name: Charlotte Glancy
  • Email:
  • Address: c/o Banks Solutions. 80 Lavinia Way, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1DD
  • Tel: 01903 776601

The Planning Inspector

The Inspector will take into account the representations submitted upon the plan as far as they relate to soundness considerations. A number of informal debates will take place on the principle matters identified by the Inspector, these are termed Hearing Sessions.

Following the examination, the inspector will prepare a report to the Council with precise recommendations, which may include modifications to the plan, if such a request is made by the Council.

Future information on the appointed inspector will be available in due course. Any queries people may have regarding the examination process should be directed to the Programme Officer who can assist.

Hearing Sessions and Timetable

Hearing session dates and times are yet to be determined.