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The Surrey Waste Local Plan 2019-2033

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 2018. We gathered views on the Plan from residents, businesses and stakeholders during the Regulation 19 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.

The council invited comments on the Proposed Main Modifications, Updated Environmental and Sustainability Report and Proposed Modifications to Policies Maps between 13 January 2020 and 23 February 2020. The consultation is now closed.

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:

You can view all documents submitted as part of the Submission Surrey Waste Local Plan on our Submission Library page. This submission library provides access to all supporting evidence and technical assessments relevant to the submitted Local Plan.

You can view all examination documents on the Surrey Waste Local Plan Examination Library page.

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 Local Plan 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 Inspector

Planning Inspector; Anne Napier BA(Hons) MRTPI MIEMA CEnv, has been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of Surrey Waste Local Plan 2019 to 2033.

The Inspector will take into account the representations submitted upon the Plan as far as they relate to soundness considerations. The Inspector will conduct a series of Hearing Sessions. Whilst they will be open for all to observe, participants are limited to those who have made representations on the plan. At each hearing the Inspector will inquire into and lead a discussion with the Council and the invited participants on the issues identified in advance.

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.

Further information and guidance from the 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.

For information on how the examination of the waste plan will be carried out, guidance has been published; Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice.

The Programme Officer

Charlotte Glancy of Banks Solutions has been appointed to act as the Programme Officer for the Surrey Waste Local Plan 2019-2033 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.

All statements and questions regarding the proceedings should be submitted to the Programme Officer.

Contact details:

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

Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications and Environmental and Sustainability Report


The County Council invited comments on the following documents between 13 January and 23 February 2020. The consultation is now closed.

Updated Environmental and Sustainability Report

Background information

Proposed Main Modifications to the Surrey Waste Local Plan have been identified that are considered necessary to make a plan sound and legally compliant. These Proposed Main Modifications were identified during the examination process, before, during and after the Hearing Sessions. The Proposed Main Modifications are contained in the Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications document.

The County Council has also updated the Environmental and Sustainability Report (comprising Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal) as a result of discussions at the hearings and in light of the Proposed Main Modifications, in order to ensure the Environmental and Sustainability Report (ESR) is legally compliant. The ESR is published in full but only parts of it are amended. Please see the Schedule of Changes document for a list of all the main alterations and where these can be found.

Modifications to specific Policies Maps are also proposed as a result of the examination process.

For completeness, the County Council has also published its Proposed Additional Modifications (minor corrections or changes that do not materially affect the content of the Plan).

'Tracked changes' versions of the Plan, which show the modifications as they appear in the Plan, are also available.

Please note that the Proposed Additional Modifications are not before the Inspector for consideration and are provided solely for information.

Next Steps

The consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications, the Updated Environmental and Sustainability Report and the Proposed Modifications to the Policies Maps has now closed. Surrey County Council will now submit the representations received during the consultation to the Inspector for her consideration.

It should be noted that the Proposed Main Modifications are put forward without prejudice to the Inspector's final conclusion, and all representations made will be taken into account by the Inspector, before she concludes whether or not the changes proposed are required to make the plan sound.

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

  • Email:
  • Post: Minerals and Waste Planning Policy, Room 385, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW
  • Phone: 03456 009 009