How will the NLHPP affect council tax?

Following the existing arrangement with the seven north London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest), NLWA will continue to be financed through a levy for managing the disposal of their waste. The cost of the project is accounted for in this levy and boroughs have taken account of this in their future financing plans.

Our plans for the EcoPark have followed best practice in establishing the budget and project delivery. We remain on track within the overall project budget established in 2019, utilising cost-effective solutions to deliver vital new waste facilities for north London.

Each borough determines the appropriate level of council tax in their areas and this arrangement will continue when the new facility is built. The Authority’s forecast is that no significant changes will happen to its levy in the short to medium term. The cost per tonne of waste treated in north London is, and will continue to be, very low compared to costs in the open market.