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Consultations

Consultations carried out

In November 2022, VA SYD invited contributions to two written consultations: one prior to the application for an environmental permit under the Environmental Code to build and operate a new wastewater treatment system, and one prior to the application for a permit under the Continental Shelf Act to lay new outlet pipes in the Öresund. We carried out both consultations in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Environmental Code.

The consultation period lasted until 7 April 2023. This gave affected property owners, residents, businesses, public authorities, organisations and others the opportunity to make comments and ask questions. We responded to the comments and questions received during the consultation period in a consultation report that was an appendix to each permit application, one for a permit under the Environmental Code and one for a permit under the Continental Shelf Act. VA SYD submitted an application for a permit under the Environmental Code to the Land and Environment Court in Växjö in 2023. At the same time, we applied to the Government for a permit under the Continental Shelf Act.

How it works
When municpalities or municipal associations like VA SYD are planning an activity that require a consultation, affected are given a possibility to provide their opinion. You are allowed to leave your opinion and ask questions during a certain time period. The consultation is made in order to collect information at an early stage when there is a possibility to take the opinions into consideration by making adjustments in the implementation stage. All opinions are collected and commented on in a so called consultation report. 

Read the consultation documents 

Here you can find all the consultation documents for all the consultations carried out. The consultation documents refer to the MAXIMA wastewater treatment system as ‘Sustainable wastewater treatment in a growing Skåne’. MAXIMA was launched in May 2023. 

Consultation documents


The consultation documents, which are part of the authorisation process under the Environmental Code, consist of four parts (in swedish)

Consultation document, Sustainable wastewater treatment in a growing Skåne:

Samrådsunderlag Hållbar avloppsrening.pdf

Appendix 1 Consultation document, Sjölunda wastewater treatment plant:

Bilaga 1 Samrådsunderlag Sjölunda ARV.pdf

Appendix 2 Consultation document, Tunnel:

Bilaga 2 Samrdsunderlag Tunnel.pdf

Appendix 3 Directly affected properties:

Bilaga 3 Direkt berörda fastigheter.pdf

We also carried out an additional consultation with surface drainage companies prior to the permit application under the Environmental Code (in swedish)

Invitation to consultation for surface drainage companies:

Inbjudan till samråd gällande markavvattningsföretag.pdf

Appendix 1 Overview of surface drainage companies:

Bilaga 1 Översikt över markavvattningsföretagen.pdf

Appendix 2 Map 1 showing some of the surface drainage companies and where shafts S20 and S21 are planned:

Bilaga 2 Karta 1.pdf

Map appendices of the surface drainage companies:

Karta 2.pdf Karta 3.pdf Karta 4.pdf Karta 5.pdf Karta 6.pdf Karta 7.pdf Karta 8.pdf Karta 9.pdf

The consultation document that is part of the authorisation process under the Continental Shelf Act is as follows (in swedish)

Consultation document for the laying of outlet pipes:

Samrådsunderlag uläggning av utloppsledningar.pdf

Permit process

New permits are necessary

To be permitted to treat wastewater at a treatment plant a permit is required from the Land and Environment Court. 

The permits VA SYD has today are in urgent need of renewal. The expansion of the cities and the subsequent increase of wastewater as well as new stringent legal requirements increases demand on VA SYD to apply for new permits. 

Approval from the Land and Environment Court is a process that takes a few years. In order to gain new environmental permits VA SYD needs to show how to sustainbly rebuild and modernise the current operation.