Draft South London Waste Plan
Sutton Council, along with Croydon, Kingston and Merton Councils, has published the Draft South London Waste Plan and is seeking your views on the document and its Sustainability Appraisal:
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 and it includes policies to guide waste facility development across the area, which are to be used for deciding planning applications.
The Councils are accepting representations and comments on the Draft South London Waste Plan from the 4th September until 5pm on 22 October 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit a comment or representation?
You can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Write to: Planning Policy, London Borough of Sutton, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton. SM5 2JG.
However, 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.
Given the specific format, we would advise you to use one of these consultation response forms:
Is there any background information in addition to the two documents for consultation?
Yes. There are evidence base studies and information from last year’s issues and options consultation which is background information. It is called the Examination Library and the full list of documents can be found here:
Most documents have links to them within the Examination Library Index but here are the documents which do not:
E1: Representations on the Draft South London Waste Plan (to be published after the consultation closes)
E2: Regulation 19 Statement of Consultation (to be published after the consultation closes)
E3: Letter of Conformity from The Mayor of London (to be published after the consultation closes)
How can I view a hard copy of the Draft South London Waste Plan?
Hard copies of the Draft South London Waste Plan will be available to view at the Sutton Civic Centre and in all the Sutton libraries. The civic centre is open during normal office hours but library opening hours may change, please check the website for opening hours.
What happens after the consultation?
Following the consultation, the councils will look at the representations and then will send all of the representations together with the Draft South London Waste Plan to the Planning Inspectorate. The inspectorate will then appoint a Planning Inspector and he/she will hold an Examination-in-Public on the Draft South London Waste Plan, when he/she may invite some of those people who have made representations to give evidence in person.
What happens if I have further questions?
If you have any further questions, you can email email@example.com or phone 0208 770 5000 and ask to leave a message for Duncan Clarke or Dean James.
Consultation Information Arrangements
The council is contacting you as you have either registered to be informed about consultations relating to planning policy matters or is contacting you or your organisation in order to carry out a public task.
Any responses received to the consultations will be held electronically for the purposes of meeting the council’s duties arising from reporting consultations. Consultation responses will be made public but your personal data will not be made public. Consultation responses will be kept for two years.
Consultation responses 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.