Tuesday 19 July 2011
"The submission of a plan to build a waste processing plant in Pinkham Way has been put on hold, following intervention by Haringey Council.
"Haringey Council has lobbied the North London Waste Authority about the lack of detail in its current proposals.
"The council also argued for consultation on the plan to happen once an independent planning inspector has tested the detail of the wide-ranging waste plan for north London.
"The NLWA has agreed to the council’s demands, which will see them now submit a detailed planning application [Our comment: is that a FULL planning application, or still outline?] for consultation with residents and consideration by the council’s planning committee, after the inspector reports in April 2012.
Councillor Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Social Inclusion, Haringey Council has promised to hold a far-reaching and thorough consultation programme, once the planning application has been validated and lodged. He said:
"We’re determined to ensure we have a fair, open and transparent process based on good quality information. We’re pleased the NLWA has responded to our lobbying on this.We’ll run an extended consultation with exhibitions and public forums in Haringey, Enfield and Barnet, to make sure everyone is fully informed. I’ll be working closely with all councillors to make sure residents are kept up-to-date with what's being proposed, and I will ensure that all voices are heard.”