South London Waste Plan 2022 to 2037 Consultation


The South London Waste Plan (adopted on 30 January 2012), set out the spatial issues and objectives to be met in waste management for the next 10 years up to this year (2022). It is a joint development plan document (DPD) and covers the geographical area in the London Borough of Croydon, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, the London Borough of Merton and the London Borough of Sutton. It contains policies to:

  • guide the determination of planning applications for waste facilities
  • identify existing waste sites to be safeguarded
  • identify areas where waste facility development may be suitable

It’s also part of the development plan for Croydon’s local plan programme. It is in conformity with the policies in the Croydon Local Plan 2018 and should be read alongside it.

Revised South London Waste Plan

The London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton have jointly prepared a new draft South London waste plan. This sets out the partner boroughs’ long-term vision, spatial strategy and planning policies for the sustainable management of waste over the next 15 year period.

The draft South London waste plan 2020 was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 19 January 2021, in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

Read the draft South London waste plan (Sutton council website) for details about the examination and to view the examination library.

Main Modifications

The Main Modifications consultation will run for seven weeks between Thursday 14 July 2022 and 5pm Friday 2 September 2022. The amendments are set out in a “Main Modifications Schedule.” This document, along with a Sustainability Appraisal of the Main Modifications, can be found at or in local libraries.

Representations made should:

Clearly distinguish which modification number is being commented on.
Base comments on the Government’s test of soundness: Is the modification positively prepared? Is the modification justified (based on evidence)? Is the modification effective (deliverable)? Is the modification consistent with national planning policy?

Representations are being accepted via Sutton Council:
• By email to or
• Sending a letter to: Policy, London Borough of Sutton, Civic Centre, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA

You can view the consultation material at South London Waste Plan | Croydon Council

If you have any queries relating to the South London Waste Plan please contact the Spatial Planning service at