NLWA thanks public and organisations for feedback on replacement waste facility
- North London Waste Authority wants to replace the existing Energy from Waste plant at the Edmonton EcoPark in Enfield by around 2025
- Replacement facility would use waste left over after recycling to generate electricity and potentially heat for local homes and businesses
- Second phase of public consultation ended on 30 June 2015 and proposals will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate this autumn
- Project includes a Visitors’ Centre and a Reuse and Recycling Centre for the public and businesses
- North London aims for 50 per cent of waste to be recycled by 2020.
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has thanked the public and organisations for giving feedback on their proposals as part of the public consultation for the North London Heat and Power Project.
A second phase of public consultation ended on 30 June 2015 and all comments are now being analysed ahead of a planned submission this autumn.
During the six week consultation, we asked residents and businesses what they thought about our project: Eight public exhibitions were held at various venues close to the Edmonton EcoPark. Our project team were out and about at road shows, gave presentations to local community groups and held pop-up stalls at local libraries and a leisure centre. More than 5,000 people visited the website at www.northlondonheatandpower.london and we have received a range of views on a number of issues as part of the feedback.
Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, said: “I want to thank everyone who responded to the consultation as this feedback is really valuable for shaping our plans. It helps us deliver the replacement facility necessary to ensure we can deal with North London’s waste for many decades to come. We look forward to seeing what the feedback tells us and finding out what residents and businesses think of the project.”
NLWA has carried out two phases of public consultation: The first phase was between 28 November 2014 and 27 January 2015, when outline proposals for the North London Heat and Power Project were released. Following feedback received during this phase, further details were shared at the start of a second phase of consultation, giving people another opportunity to submit comments.
What happens next
All comments made in writing are being taken into consideration, no matter how large or small. A Consultation Report will be released when a finalised scheme is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in autumn 2015. PINS will hold its own examination, giving people another opportunity to have their say. PINS will then make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, who will make the final decision on the project.
To find out more:
- Call: 020 8489 3940
- Twitter: @NLHPP
- Facebook: North London Heat and Power