Examination of the application for a Development Consent Order beginsThe application for a development consent order (DCO) to build a new energy recovery facility, and associated development, was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 11 November 2015. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change then appointed an Examining Authority who is responsible for examining the application on their behalf.
A preliminary meeting to discuss and agree the examination procedure was held on Wednesday 24 February 2016. Anyone who registered a relevant representation was invited to attend. At the preliminary meeting the Examining Authority explained the examination process, checked that there was a general understanding of the process and invited any comments.
The Examining Authority now has six months to carry out the examination. The Authority then has three months to report on the application and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State who has a further three months to make a decision on the DCO. PINS has a dedicated webpage for the project where you can view a timetable for the examination period and all documents associated with the DCO application.
If the DCO is granted, construction preparation work could start in 2019. You can view the proposed construction programme here.
The North London Heat and Power Project is North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) proposal to build an energy recovery facility to replace the existing plant at the EcoPark in Edmonton by 2025. The replacement facility will take waste that we cannot recycle from north London households and local businesses and will turn it into energy – both heat and power.