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Comment - Waste and the proposed Pinkham Way plant

(Originally published in Green Griffin)

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is seeking permission for a large waste plant at Pinkham Way - part of the North Circular Road. On 19th July 2011, and after considerable local opposition, Haringey Council 'put the plan on hold' because NLWA had failed to provide enough detail on the proposals. The decision will probably be taken in April 2012.

[Update, June 2012: the decision process is now in disarray as an independent inspector has asked for evidence that the NLWA have consulted adequately with other affected councils, e.g. Herts, which is due to be the recipient of the Pinkham Way plant's 'product' - and doesn't like the idea! It's looking like 'back to the drawing-board']

A public meeting organised by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Green parties was held on Thursday 21st July. The meeting attracted over a hundred people.

Report on the meeting - by Mike Shaughnessy (Haringey Green Party)

Link to the Pinkham Way Alliance

Update: The campaign against the Pinkham Way plant was successful! The North London Waste Plan has been withdrawn in disarray. However, a use for the site will have to be found and fears persist that it will be for a major waste project, quite possibly along similar lines to the one defeated. Local people, the Pinkham Way Alliance and Enfield Green Party remain vigilant.

On a related topic, see Bill Linton's report on the "No 2 Veolia!" campaign

Published and promoted by Bill Linton for Enfield Green Party, both at 39A Fox Lane, London N13 4AJ