There are many pressures on the use of land in Surrey – this includes the need for new homes and employment. The management of waste is also a pressure and it’s really important that we think carefully about how and where we want waste to be managed in the future.
If waste is managed well it is a resource that can be used to make things and to produce energy but, if it isn’t, it can impact negatively on our communities and environment.
The Surrey Waste Local Plan will include a strategy and policies to ensure the benefits are maximised, and to minimise any negative impacts from waste management. It helps provide certainty for communities and developers, like waste management companies, about how and where the management of waste can take place. The current plan was adopted in 2008 so work is taking place to review and update it.
Last year SCC consulted on the issues and options and the responses received were used to prepare a draft of a new plan.
Views are now sought on the draft plan, which includes potential sites and policies which will inform how Surrey County Council will make decisions on new waste management facilities between 2018 and 2033. 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.
The closing date for comments is 7 February 2018.
Your responses will be used to inform the next stage in preparing the new Surrey Waste Local Plan. A consultation on the next draft of the plan is to be held in 2018.