Have your say on waste management in North London
What happens to your waste and recycling when it leaves your home or workplace? How can we ensure there are sufficient facilities to manage it? These are some of the issues considered in the draft North London Waste Plan (NLWP).
The Seven North London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest are working together to prepare the North London Waste Plan (NLWP). It will develop planning policies for managing waste, identify sites for waste facilities and provide policies to help determine planning applications.
Following an initial consultation in 2013 people are now being asked for their comments on the Draft Plan.
Councillor Toby Simon, Chair of the North London Waste Plan Planning Members Group, said:
“As a group of seven North London Boroughs we are collaborating together to find the best possible solutions for the waste and recycling that is generated in our area.
“It is widely recognised that as a society we need to reduce our reliance on putting waste in landfill sites because that contributes to carbon emissions. Instead, we need to manage more of the waste we produce closer to where it arises and in better ways. In order of preference we should reuse, recycle, compost and, where none of these are possible, recover energy from the waste we produce.
“The North London Waste Plan is an important stage in this process for our group of Boroughs. It uses the latest evidence about waste generated in our area to plot out a path to enable higher recycling levels to be achieved and to reduce reliance on other areas to treat our waste. It builds on the ability of existing waste sites to deal with waste and identifies new suitable sites and areas where waste facilities could be located. It sets out a number of planning policies against which applications for new waste facilities will be assessed”.
“We want to hear whether you, our residents think we are taking the right approach in the Waste Plan. This is your opportunity to get involved and tell us what you think we should be doing to minimise the impact we create on the environment and our shared surroundings by disposing of waste.
“All Camden residents are invited to take part in the events being organised as part of the consultation and make comments and suggestions on the Draft Plan.
“Your feedback will help shape the next part of the draft plan.”
The draft Plan and the accompanying documents are available for consultation during the period Thursday 30th July 2015 to Wednesday 30th September 2015 and are available to download from www.nlwp.net or are available to view in the Council’s planning offices and in local libraries