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"Councils accused of not meeting their ‘duty to cooperate’ in drawing up the North London Waste Plan have questioned whether the duty should apply retrospectively, after five years of preparation.
"The Plan, which has been drawn up by officers from Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest councils, identifies a range of suitable sites for future waste management facilities in North London.
"... The planning inspectorate will now decide whether the Plan has met its duty to cooperate, and may force the Plan to be redrafted, which could take a further two years."