New signs installed for Lee Valley Regional Park about North London Heat and Power Project
Today, new signs have been installed on Lee Valley Regional Park to inform the public using the regional park and local community about what is taking place in the area. The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) have begun construction of a temporary laydown area where materials will be stored and fabricated for the construction of the new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF). The decision to replace the facility was supported by the Mayor of London and resulted in a successful Development Consent Order by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Non-recyclable waste collected from the seven north London Boroughs general household waste collections will be processed to recover energy in the form of heat and power through the ERF. The facility will be able to export electricity to the national grid supplying an estimated 127,000 homes and be able to generate heat for a local heat network for nearby homes and businesses. The best available options for cleaning emissions were selected by the Authority to make the new facility even more efficient than the current one which is still well below the environment agency’s permits.
Read the text on the public signs below:
What’s happening near here?
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) are undertaking a new scheme to replace the Energy from Waste facility to improve how energy is recovered for heat and power from north London’s waste. The works to prepare the site for construction have begun with creating a temporary area to store and fabricate construction materials on the regional park.
The scheme comprises:
• A new Energy Recovery Facility
• A Resource Recovery Facility, which will manage some of the waste which comes into the site, including a new Reuse and Recycling Centre which will be for use by the public and local businesses
• EcoPark House which will contain an office block and visitor reception centre also offering waste related education
Land just north of the North Circular Road will be used during the construction period for the storage of machinery and materials to support the scheme's construction activities on Edmonton EcoPark over the next 10 years. Once the whole project is completed, this area will be restored.
For more information on the project, why the works are needed and to read about our safety
procedures, visit northlondonheatandpower.london
Telephone: 020 8489 3940
Construction activity will usually take place between 8am and 6pm on weekdays (Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays) and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. We will provide advance notice to neighbours if any work outside these times is required. We will work with our contractors to ensure they meet the Enfield Code of Construction Practice and other industry standards. Our contractors will register with, and adhere to, the Considerate Constructors Scheme which encourages best practice beyond statutory requirements. For more information please visit ccscheme.org.uk