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Planning permission granted for Enfield waste electrical recycling facility

Planning permission to build a 60,000 tonne per year waste electrical and electronic equipment facility in Enfield has been granted.

To be installed in an old site formerly used by Coca Cola to store and distribute soft drinks, Enfield Council has granted the Whittington Jersey Property Fund ‘change of use’ permission. The permission extends the time period of a previous application for the same proposals made in 2007, which has now expired.

WEEE recycler Environcom seems to be the company behind the application. In a 2007 planning application Environcom is named as the applicant with Henderson Global Investors also mentioned. Henderson Global Investors is the co-owner of the Whittington Jersey Property Fund.

Enfield Council Cllr Chris Bond, cabinet member for environment, said: “This is great news and a boost for jobs in Edmonton and shows we are doing all we can despite the prospect of a double dip recession to ensure Enfield’s economy remains buoyant.”

Whittington plans to sort and de-manufacture white goods as well as televisions, cookers and cathode tubes entirely inside the building. Most of the WEEE is expected to be recovered from North London with 95% of the WEEE recycled. Items capable of repair and reuse will be undertaken by a social enterprise business offsite.

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