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The redrafted version of the North London Waste Plan is currently out for consultation.  The previous version of the Waste Plan was withdrawn because it had not been properly consulted with affected authorities outside London.

Any resident is able to comment, but clearly most people will not have the expertise to assess the validity of the data it is based on and the policies it proposes.  The Pinkham Way Alliance, however, does have the required expertise and is currently formulating its response.

As with the original Waste Plan, the Alliance's two main concerns are to preserve as wildlife habitat the area known variously as Pinkham Wood/Friern Barnet Sewage Works and to prevent the North London boroughs signing up to excessively grandiose schemes for processing waste that bring potential environmental problems and/or cost too much.

As advised last month by Karl Brown, readers may wish to consider adding their names to the Pinkham Way Alliance's response to the draft plan once it is ready.

For more information and to register for information updates, visit

Consultation on Draft North London Waste Plan

What’s happening?

The seven North London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest are working together to prepare the North London Waste Plan (NLWP).  The NLWP plans for seven waste streams, including household waste, business waste and construction waste.  It will provide the waste planning framework for North London up to 2032.

Following a ‘launch consultation’ in 2013 asking for views on what the NLWP should contain, we have now prepared a Draft Plan for consultation. The Draft Plan takes account of previous comments, together with an updated evidence base. The Draft Plan provides a waste waste planning framework for North London covering the following areas:

  • Aim and Objectives;
  • Spatial Strategy;
  • Current Waste Management in North London;
  • Future Waste Management Requirements;
  • Provision for North London’s Waste to 2032;
  • Locations suitable for new waste facilities;
  • Policies and Monitoring and Implementation

A number of background documents have also been prepared which explain in more detail how some of the options and policies presented have been developed, this includes the Waste Data Study, Sites and Areas Report and Options Appraisal Report. 

The Draft Plan is accompanied by further assessments, including a Sustainability Appraisal and a Habitats Regulation Assessment, which consider the potential for social, environmental and economic impacts. 

A special issue of the NLWP newsletter has been placed on the NLWP website (see details below) – this sets out the background to the plan and contains a summary of the main points.

How to get involved

The north London boroughs invite comments on the consultation documents over a nine week period from Thursday 30th July – Wednesday 30th September 2015.

During the consultation period, the Draft Plan and supporting material will be available:

Online at:

Reference paper copies will be available at the planning offices and libraries of the seven Boroughs, including Enfield Council Civic Centre (Silver Street, EN1 3XE, Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 5.00pm) and local libraries in Enfield.

As part of this consultation stage, we are holding a series of workshops and drop in sessions over one day in each of the seven Boroughs:

The workshop sessions will be held from 1-5pm. We are asking people to register for the afternoon workshop sessions to ensure that there are enough facilitators to help run the session and attendees will be notified of the venue details following registration.  To register to attend this event, please contact the planning team at or by phoning 020 7974 5916.

The drop in sessions will be held from 6-8pm.  An event has been planned in Enfield on 9th September.  The evening drop in sessions will be held at Green Towers Community Centre (see address details below). You can just turn up; no registration is required for these drop in sessions

The list of all the events is as follows:

Wednesday 2 September
Camden Centre,  Bidborough Street, Kings Cross WC1H 9JE

Thursday 3 September
Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green N22 8LE

Tuesday 8 September
The Penridge Suite, 470 Bowes Road, New Southgate N11 1NL

Wednesday 9 September
Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road Edmonton N9 0BU

Thursday 10 September
Haggerston Community Centre, 8 Lovelace Street E8 4FF.

Friday 11 September
Waltham Forest
Score Centre, 100 Oliver Road. Leyton.  E.10 5JY

Tell us what you think

You can comment on the Draft Plan using the following methods:

  • Online via the NLWP website, using a web based form; or
  • Send your response via email to ; or
  • Send your response (or completed paper questionnaires) via post to:

Archie Onslow
North London Waste Plan
Regeneration and Planning,
Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE

If you have access to the Internet, we would prefer you to submit your response online as this can assist in reducing the amount of paper used as part of this process.

For more information about the North London Waste Plan, please visit our website or contact the planning team: Website: ; Email: ; Tel: 020 7974 5916.

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