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					North London Waste Plan
   Community meeting on
     issues and options

      Niall Machin, CAG Consultants
  Tom Rumble, Planning Officer, LB Enfield
Purpose of the session
To let you have your say on some of
the big issues and options for the
North London Waste Plan
Ground rules
• Please switch mobile phones off or
  to silent mode
• Please ensure that only one person
  is speaking at any time
Why a NLWP?
• Major changes to how we manage
  waste and recycling
• History of collaboration on waste
  issues in North London
• Boroughs working together as
  planning authorities
North London boroughs
What is NLWP about?
• Consider amount of different types
  of waste in 2020
• Consider types of facility required
• Identify sites to deal with waste
Where does NLWP fit in?
• National planning guidance
• Mayor’s London Plan
• Borough community strategy
• Borough local development
  framework
Who’s involved?
• Programme Manager: Archie Onslow
• Consultants: Mouchel with CAG
  Consultants
• Steered by borough planning staff
• Planning Members Group
• Ratified by boroughs at each stage
Timetable for NLWP
• Will finish in 2010
  –   Issues and options January 2008
  –   Preferred options January 2009
  –   Submission September 2009
  –   Examination March 2010
  –   Adoption December 2010
Different waste roles
Waste collection   Joint waste disposal Planning authorities
authorities        authority (Strategy) PLAN
Each borough       Develop facilities for   Need to identify
collects its own   dealing with             waste sites in the
household waste    household waste          planning process, for
                                            all types of waste,
                   Existing contract        balancing with other
                   expires 2014             uses e.g open space,
                                            housing etc


                   New contractor in        New Plan in place
                   place 2010 – will        2010
                   submit planning
                   applications on sites
                   identified in Plan
How NLWP differs from the
North London Waste Strategy
• Deals with all waste not just
  municipal
• NLWA or agents will have to submit
  planning application to boroughs
• Balances needs for waste facilities
  with other needs and aspirations in
  boroughs
Key questions which the
NLWP must answer
1. How much waste should we plan
   for?
2. How many and what type of
   facilities?
3. Where should the facilities be?
How much waste is
currently managed?
• 2.5 million tonnes every year
• Enough to fill the Emirates
  stadium, top to bottom, twice over
• And it’s increasing!
• Most goes to landfill sites outside
  London
Why are things changing?
•   Climate change impacts of landfill
•   Opportunities for recycling and
    recovering energy from waste
•   Opportunities to support new jobs and
    businesses
•   EU and Government require local
    authorities to increase recycling and
    recovery
Current facilities
• 68 active waste management
  facilities
• about half are for bulking and
  transfer of waste, largely to landfill
• the rest are for treating waste
What are we required to
plan for?
• Each borough allocated a certain
  amount by the Mayor
• North London’s ‘apportionment’
  would still result in waste being
  exported
• Doesn’t include construction and
  demolition waste
Key question 1
• Should the NLWP just plan to meet
  the ‘apportionment’ figure or
  should it go further?
  – 9 hectares to manage the
    apportionment
  – 24 hectares to manage it all
Location of new facilities
• Mayor has identified broad locations
  – existing waste facility sites
  – strategic employment locations
  – local employment areas
Key question 2
• Do the broad locations identified by
  the Mayor provide a good starting
  point for identifying new sites?
• Are there any other locations that
  would be suitable?
Size and type of facilities
• Large facilities or small facilities or a
  mix?
• Range of different types of facilities
  required
Key question 3
• Should the Plan specify which
  technologies are appropriate on
  each site?
• Being specific will give clarity to
  residents and developers but will
  reduce flexibility in the future
Other issues in the report
• Transporting waste sustainably
• Criteria for assessing possible sites
• Dealing with hazardous waste
Question and answer
      session
Key questions:
1. How self-sufficient should North London
   be with its waste?
2. Do the broad locations identified by the
   Mayor provide a good starting point for
   identifying new sites?
3. Should the Plan specify which
   technologies are appropriate on each
   site identified?
Question 1
• How self-sufficient should North
  London be with its waste?
  – Just deal with what we have to and
    expect other areas to deal with the
    rest?
  – Identify enough sites to be as self-
    sufficient as possible?
  – Another approach?
Question 2
• Do the broad locations identified by the
  Mayor provide a good starting point for
  identifying new sites?
  – Are any sites within these broad locations
    particularly suitable or unsuitable?
  – Are there any other locations that would be
    suitable for new sites?
  – Which locations would be best in terms of
    promoting sustainable transport of waste?
Question 3
• Should the Plan specify which
  technologies are appropriate on each site
  identified?
  – Just identify the sites and allow other
    planning policies to determine which
    technologies are appropriate?
  – Be specific about which technology or group
    of technologies is appropriate for each site?
  – Another approach?
Next steps
• See the handout for other
  opportunities to comment
• Consultation on Issues and Options
  closes 6 March 2008
• Consultation on Preferred Options
  in early 2009

				
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