Rubbish Consultation says Councillor

Posted on March 16, 2011 by

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An Alexandra Councillor says not enough is being done to consult residents on the proposal to build a waste facility in the area.

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and Barnet Council have put forward plans to turn a site at Pinkham Way into an area for processing up to 300,000 tonnes of rubbish a year.

The plans also include a depot for refuse and recycling vehicles, to be used by an estimated 540 vehicles a day.

But Lib Dem Councillor Juliet Solomon has said the NWLA has not properly consulted Haringey residents during the pre-application stage of the plan. She said: “It is probably the biggest development proposal in this part of Haringey for many years, yet many people are unaware that anything is being planned… Local residents need to have their voice heard now.”

However, the NLWA have said they have “communicated to residents during the pre–application period thorough a series of public exhibitions [which] over 270 people attended.” They said “the exhibitions provided an opportunity for residents to see the outlined plans first-hand and discuss them with members of staff working on the planning application.”

The planning application is due to be submitted in late Spring 2011 to Haringey Council, who put forward the land as part of the North London Waste Plan. Residents will be able to comment on it. The NLWA have said they intend to issue a newsletter on the proposals and plans can be found at www.nlwa.gov.uk/pinkhamway

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