The project has been consented by the Government and is now being built in line with the consent

Myth: "The project can be stopped because construction has only just started"

The fact: The project has been consented by the Government and is now being built in line with the consent. 

The project obtained development consent in 2017 following a rigorous assessment of the relevant environmental factors, extensive public consultation and a comprehensive analysis of the options. 

Work to deliver the project in line with the DCO started in 2019 and rapid progress has been made to prepare the site for construction.

2020 will be a landmark year, with work commencing on the new recycling facilities.

A legal challenge to judicially review the project was refused by the Court in November 2019, confirming that this crucial project for north London's residents will continue to move forward fully in line with the planned timetable.