Pinkham Way plans will continue to progress

The North London Waste Authority intends to progress plans for the Pinkham Way depot in the wake of a planning inspector ruling the North London Waste plan unsound.

The inspector gave his ruling on the basis of inadequate consulation with neighbouring authorities. The NLWA statement says: “The recent planning inspector’s decision does not in any way prevent the authority continuing with its proposals for the site.

“The planning application for the site, which the authority made in May 2011, was put on hold to allow the NLWP process to run its course and to avoid the application being considered premature.

“The local planning authorities in north London will need to consider their timetable for re-working the Plan, but in the meantime it is open for the authority to pursue an application for a waste management use at the site in due course.

“We acknowledge the issues raised by the Pinkham Way Alliance and will communicate directly with them on these. In the meantime we continue with our ongoing procurement process for contracts to provide sustainable, cost-effective solutions for dealing with north London’s waste.”

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