North London Heat And Power Project completes first phase of consultation

28 Jan 2015
After 61 days of consultation, more than 40 hours of public exhibitions and more than 3,000 visitors to its website, the first phase of consultation on the North London Heat and Power Project has now closed. The Project encompasses North London Waste Authority’s proposals to replace the existing Energy from Waste facility at Edmonton with a new Energy Recovery Facility within the same EcoPark site. The new facility, if given consent, would be built around 2025. Analysis of the feedback from the consultation began this week and will help shape the second phase of consultation, which takes place in May and June this year. Then, NLWA will be sharing the detail of the application, including what the new facility will look like.
This week, Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chairman of NLWA thanked people for their interest in the Project.  He said: “If you live in north London, this Project is about how your waste, your rubbish is dealt with, and how we hope to deal with it in the future. 

“While we will continue to work with the seven north London boroughs to help you recycle as much waste as possible, and I hope at least half of it by 2020, there will remain a need to deal with the rubbish that cannot be recycled – and a new replacement facility will ensure we can do this for many more decades to come.”

The existing facility, built in the 1970s, turns waste into energy which is sold to the National Grid as electricity. It is also being adapted to allow some of the energy created to be turned into heat and delivered to homes and businesses through a pipe network. The replacement facility would be able to do even more of this.

During the consultation period:
  • Newsletters about the project were delivered to more than 28,000 homes and businesses in a 1.5km vicinity of the EcoPark at Edmonton;
  • Adverts were placed in newspapers and council magazines in all seven boroughs of Enfield, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Hackney, Barnet, Camden and Islington.
  • Leaflets were distributed to more than 100 community venues
  • Seven exhibitions were held in the Edmonton area, offering more than 40 hours of access to experts to talk about all aspects of the project
  • A dedicated Project website was set up, attracting more than 3,000 visitors during the two-month consultation period
  • The consultation report, which will include analysis of the feedback received during phase one consultation, will form part of our application for a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in due course. It will be available on our Project website.