Local Assembly Members welcome decision from Waste Authority to abandon Pinkham Way plan

Local Labour London Assembly Members Joanne McCartney and Andrew Dismore have today welcomed the announcement that the North London Waste Authority are to withdraw their plans for a Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant on the Pinkham Way site.

Over the past year both members have consistently supported local residents and opposed the plan for a waste treatment facility to be built in the middle of a built up residential area of North London.

In a joint statement they said:

“The decision of the NLWA to listen to local people instead of trying to force this scheme through against residents’ wishes is welcome. The campaign against the Pinkham Way site has seen an extraordinary campaign from local residents. The decision to scrap these plans are a credit to the residents who have campaigned so hard.

“This isn’t over yet, we will need to keep a close eye on future proposals, but at least we can enter 2013 with renewed optimism. We would like to wish all of our constituents a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”

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Notes:
1. Joanne McCartney AM is the Labour London Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey.
2. Andrew Dismore AM is the Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet & Camden.
3. Details of the decision of the North London Waste Authority can be found at http://www.nlwa.gov.uk/news/newsdetail/2012/12/21/announcement-on-nlwa-procurement

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