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Preparation of the New Surrey Waste Local Plan: Main Modifications to the Plan Following Examination Hearings

Meeting: 17/12/2019 - Cabinet (Item 216)

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The current Surrey Waste Plan (SWP) was adopted by the County Council in 2008 and is now being replaced by a new plan. The final draft of the Plan (the ‘Submission’ draft) was approved by Cabinet in December 2018. The Plan is now in the process of being examined by an independent Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. As part of the examination process public hearings were held over a two-week period from 17 – 26 September 2019. A number of modifications are proposed and have been agreed with the Inspector. These are considered necessary to make the Plan sound and are known as Main Modifications. These Main Modifications need to be the subject of a further consultation before the Inspector can make a final recommendation.

 

[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee]

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

  1. That the proposed Main Modifications to the Surrey Waste Local Plan (Submission Draft) were agreed.

2.    That the Main Modifications be published for consultation, together with a revised Environmental & Sustainability Report, from 13 January – 23 February 2020.

 

Reason for decision:

 

Main Modifications identified as part of the examination process are being proposed in order to ensure the Plan is legally compliant and sound. In accordance with the December 2018 report to Cabinet, the proposed Main Modifications to policy need to be agreed by Cabinet prior to their publication for comments.

 

[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee]

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Environment & Waste introduced a report that set out details of the modifications to the new Surrey Waste Plan. The final draft of the Plan (the ‘Submission’ draft) was approved by Cabinet in December 2018. The Plan was now in the process of being examined by an independent Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. As part of the examination process public hearings were held over a two-week period from 17 – 26 September 2019. A number of modifications were proposed and have been agreed with the Inspector. These were considered necessary to make the Plan sound and are known as Main Modifications. These Main Modifications would be subject to further six week consultation before the Inspector could make a final recommendation.

 

The Deputy Leader reiterated that the Plan identified potential sites and not which sites would actually be used.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the proposed Main Modifications to the Surrey Waste Local Plan (Submission Draft) be agreed.

2.    That the Main Modifications be published for consultation, together with a revised Environmental & Sustainability Report, from 13 January – 23 February 2020.

 

Reason for decision:

 

Main Modifications identified as part of the examination process are being proposed in order to ensure the Plan is legally compliant and sound. In accordance with the December 2018 report to Cabinet, the proposed Main Modifications to policy need to be agreed by Cabinet prior to their publication for comments.

 

The Cabinet Member for Finance declared an interest in this item in that he had been actively opposing elements of the Local Plan alongside local residents.  He left the room during discussion on this item.