Current Consultations

Issues and Preferred Options Document for the South London Waste Plan

The Issues and Preferred Options Document for the South London Waste Plan is the initial consultation document for a new South London Waste Plan. It sets out the preferred strategy of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton councils for the location of waste facilities and how planning applications will be decided.

Documents for consultation: Issues and Preferred Options for the South London Waste Plan, Sustainability Appraisal incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment & Appendices

Background documents: South London Waste Technical PaperSouth London Waste Technical Paper: Appendices & Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Draft Affordable Housing and Financial Viability Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Draft Affordable Housing and Financial Viability SPD sets out Sutton council’s approach to delivering affordable housing on privately developed sites. It sets out how much affordable housing will be expected by the council, how private developers can deliver affordable housing quickly and what they should submit with a planning application when it comes to providing affordable housing. 

Document for consultation: Draft Affordable Housing and Financial Viability SPD

Are there any consultation events?

There are none organised. However, if you would like an officer to attend one of your organisation’s regular meetings or if you have any questions, please contact 

When does the consultation close?

The consultation for both documents will run from Thursday, 31 October 2019 to Sunday, 22 December 2019

How do I respond?

You can respond through the council’s consultation hub, or send an email to 

What happens after the consultation?

In the case of the Issues and Preferred Options South London Waste Plan document, council officers will consider responses and draw up a Draft South London Waste Plan. Officers will then consult on the Draft South London Waste Plan in spring/summer 2020.

In the case of the Draft Affordable Housing and Financial Viability SPD, officers will collate and consider all the representations and make appropriate changes to the draft document. Subject to the representations, the revised document is timetabled to be adopted on 24 March at the council’s Housing, Economy and Business Committee. The document will then be used when deciding relevant planning applications. 

In both cases, the representations will be made public on the council’s website. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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 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.

Some consultation responses will be made public but your personal data will not be made public. Consultation responses will be kept for two years.
If you wish to have your details removed from the planning policy consultation list at any time please contact  By remaining on the consultation list you consent to the council holding your name, contact details and, where relevant, organisation name in order to be contacted solely for future consultations on planning policy and related matters. Your details are held electronically and will not be passed on to any third parties for marketing purposes.