When was planning permitted?

North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) was consented by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in 2017, following examination of our proposals and consultation with the local community.

The replacement facility will generate up to 78 megawatts of electricity. This means that in planning terms it is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. As a result, it was the Secretary of State that made the decision to grant us consent to operate and build it. The consent that was granted is known as a Development Consent Order (DCO).

Enfield Council’s Supplementary Planning Document supports the decommissioning of the existing plant at Edmonton EcoPark and the continued use of the site for waste management. The Supplementary Planning Document also promotes the ongoing use of the site to manage waste and generate heat and power.

The Mayor of London’s policies protect existing waste sites such as the EcoPark and promote the management of London’s waste within its boundaries as well as the generation of energy in London. The Mayor of London’s Environment Strategy (2018) accepted that the NLHPP is necessary for enabling London to manage its own waste in the future. 

The key milestones are also set out in our Project Timeline.

If you would like to see the Development Consent Order as granted by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Infrastructure, please visit the National Infrastructure Planning website.