Surrey Waste Local Plan

Issues & Options Consultation - Section 3

Section 3 Issues (pp. 15 – 17 of Issues and Options Consultation Report)

3a). Do you agree that we have identified the key issues affecting the way in which waste is managed in the future in Surrey which we should consider as part of the preparation of a new SWLP?
Issue (section no.)


Neither Slightly
Future growth of homes and businesses (3.2)
Transport infrastructure (3.3)
Environmental Protection (3.4)
Institutional and responsibility issues (3.5)
Resource value of waste and closing the loop (3.6)


3b). Do you have any comments on the issues?

Future Growth of Homes & Businesses

Surrey CC is the recipient of information from emerging or approved Local Plans from its constituent local authorities and has included them unquestioning into its Surrey Infrastructure Study. Also the report repeats without question the mantra of growth, presenting numerical estimates as if they are immutable. This is not an appropriate approach to policy formation and too rigid a presentation in which GGG to express confidence.

In the case of Guildford Borough Council, the draft Guildford Local Plan Regulation 19 consultation has received 32,000 comments. In the light of this public response, the council has announced a further Regulation 19 consultation in 2017 and the council leader has suggested some strategic sites may be removed, thus reducing the infrastructure burden. Surrey CC is beholden to take account of any changes in developing the SWLP.

GGG would like to see a better analysis and presentation of the uncertainties in Section 3.2 that makes allowance for a "maximum", "most likely" and "minimum" estimate of new homes and businesses across the county that is then used as the basis for a spread of estimates of waste growth and how this will be translated into a flexible waste plan with an associated site selection and location hierarchy.


3c). What other issues which might affect the future management of waste in Surrey do you think are important for Surrey County Council to consider in preparing the new SWLP?
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