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NLWA starts public consultation on Enfield scheme

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is kicking off the second phase of its consultation on a proposed heat and power project this week with a series of public exhibitions.

Consultation on the scheme, which includes a £450m-£500m recovery facility at the Edmonton EcoPark in Enfield, runs until 30 June.

Eight exhibitions are being held in the area, with the project team available to answer questions from the public.

Clyde Loakes, chair of NLWA, said: “These exhibitions give local people in particular a chance to do just that and I hope they come along.”

People are being encouraged to go online to find out more on the project’s website,, or attend the public exhibitions.

The website includes a feedback form, a summary of the project and all the detailed documents. It also has videos about the project.

Proposals include an MRF, where bulky waste will be separated for recycling and leftover waste used as fuel in the energy recovery facility. This will also operate as a recycling centre for the public and businesses from 2021.

Other proposals include:

  • a visitors’ centre where the public can see how the facility works
  • new access points and a temporary construction laydown area
  • height kept to a minimum, with the chimney stack designed to fade into the background.

Seven local boroughs have agreed with the NLWA a joint target of 50% of north London’s waste to be recycled by 2020.

Exhibition dates

Enfield area:

Lee Valley Athletics Centre

  • 3 June, 12:00 – 18:00
  • 12 June, 17:00 – 21:00

Oasis Academy Hadley

  • 5 June, 17:00 – 21:00
  • 13 June, 10:00 – 16:00

The Artzone, Edmonton Green Shopping Centre

  • 6 June, 12:00 – 18:00
  • 9 June, 16:00 – 21:00

Waltham Forest area:

Parkside Primary School

  • 10 June, 16:00 – 20:00

Haringey area:

Neighbourhood Resource Centre

  • 11 June, 16:00 – 20:00

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