Summary and Feedback on Phase One and Two Consultation
In preparation for the application for the North London Heat and Power Project (the Project) to the Planning Inspectorate, North London Waste Authority (NLWA) carried out two phases of consultation, from 28 November 2014 to 27 January 2015, and from 18 May to 30 June 2015.
In summary, the Project is for a development comprising of the construction, operation and maintenance of an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) of around 70 megawatts (MWe) at the Edmonton EcoPark in north London with associated development, including a Resource Recovery Facility (RRF). The proposed ERF will replace the existing Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at the Edmonton EcoPark and the RRF will accommodate the activities currently carried out at the north of the site – one side will be for bulky waste management and the other side will be a new reuse and recycling centre for the public and businesses.
After phase one consultation, NLWA published a phase one consultation feedback report which included summaries of the comments received, and NLWA’s responses to those comments. The report shows how the comments were taken into account in development of the scheme.
Communication and consultation activity during phase one
- A dedicated Project website was set up with an online feedback facility for commenting on the proposals.
- Printed copies of an explanatory consultation booklet and feedback form were also developed and promoted through a range of channels:
- newsletters explaining the proposals and how to comment were delivered to over 28,000 homes and businesses around the EcoPark
- leaflets promoting the consultation were also distributed across north London
- adverts were placed within local newspapers and Council magazines
- social media (Facebook and Twitter) was used to provide regular reminders about the consultation
- a project hotline, freepost and email service were set up
- a series of exhibitions was also held at which the consultation team was available to answer questions face-to-face
Communication and consultation activity during phase two
More detailed information was available at this stage. A new consultation booklet and feedback form were created for this phase and promoted through a range of additional channels to those above:
- a number of roadshows in high footfall areas, namely supermarket car parks
- exhibitions held in a range of venues – some new exhibition venues were added for this phase
- distribution of consultation leaflets at local train stations
- station advertising to encourage commuters to take a look at the proposals and respond to the consultation.
Summary of consultation
Click on the relevant link below to find a summary for each phase of consultation