Response Form for The Draft South London Waste Plan Consultation

Closed 22 Oct 2020

Opened 4 Sep 2020

Results expected 23 Nov 2020

Feedback expected 1 Apr 2021


The Draft South London Waste Plan 2021-2036, sets out the councils’ strategy for waste management and waste facilities across the four boroughs. It safeguards sites to ensure that the councils’ national policy requirements and London Plan targets are met. It includes policies to guide waste facility development across the area, which are to be used for deciding planning applications.

Links to the South London Waste Plan and the Sustainability Appraisal can be found at the bottom of this page under related information.

Further information can be found in the Examination Library Index (opens in new window).

Why your views matter

The draft South London Waste Plan is published in order for representations to be made prior to submission to the Government. The representations will be considered alongside the published plan when submitted, which will be examined by a planning inspector. The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) states that the purpose of the examination is to consider whether the Plan complies with the legal requirements, the duty to co-operate and is sound.

The Government prefers representations in a specific format. If you wish to object to a part of the Draft South London Waste Plan, you must do it against one of the tests of soundness. In other words, you must say why:

● The plan is not positively prepared – not based on a strategy to meet need and infrastructure requirements

● The plan is not justified - not based on the most appropriate strategy

● The plan is not effective – not deliverable

● The plan is not consistent with national policy

In addition, you can object to the plan on the grounds that it is not legally compliant or the councils have not met the duty to cooperate with other councils.

On the following page guidance notes are provided which explain in greater detail legal compliance, compliance with the duty to cooperate and soundness.

To make comments on the draft South London Waste Plan, the councils welcome responses using this online form.

The consultation opens on Friday 4 September and the deadline for representations is 5pm on Thursday, 22 October.

Any representations will be held electronically for the purposes of meeting the council’s duties arising from reporting consultations. Representations will be made public but your personal data will not be made public. Consultation responses will be kept for two years.

Representations and your personal data will be passed to the Planning Inspectorate and a Programme Officer who will work for the Planning Inspector who will examine the plan. The Programme Officer may contact you using the personal information you have provided.

For more information on how Sutton processes your personal information please visit our Privacy Notice (opens in a new window).  Any comments you make may be made public on the Council's website however we will remove all personally identifiable information.

What happens next

Any representations will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate. A Planning Inspector will be appointed and he/she will consider the representations at an Examination-in-Public.

The results of this consultation will be reported to Full Council on 23 November 2020.


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