Wednesday, 1 July 2015

MRW: "NLWA refutes waste transfer station planning claims"

"The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has refuted claims that it has renewed plans to build a waste transfer station on its Pinkham Way site.

"The authority postponed plans in 2013, in the face of a fierce and sustained campaign from local residents, deciding instead to pursue an alternative based on energy recovery in the Upper Lee Valley.

"Community group the Pinkham Way Alliance has claimed that Barnet Council wants to relocate its six-acre transfer station at Cricklewood to the site (pictured), which is co-owned by NLWA and is close to the North Circular Road.

"The council says any development of the site was the responsibility of the NLWA.

"An NLWA spokesperson told MRW its discussions with Barnet do not involve Pinkham Way but would relocate the rail transfer station at Hendon, due to major redevelopment work in Brent Cross and Cricklewood. It said:
"The authority now has no current plans to develop the Pinkham Way site, assuming we can secure planning permission for the proposed residual waste management facilities at Edmonton.

"We have not taken any action to develop the site since withdrawing our original plans. However, the site will remain an asset for NLWA due to its strategic location and planning designation as a potential employment site."
"Consultation on NLWA’s proposed £450m-£500m recovery facility at Edmonton EcoPark in Enfield closes today (30 June). Comments will be analysed before a finalised scheme is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in the autumn."