Turn up to protect Pinkham Way: waste plant back on the cards

Comfrey patch in Pinkham Way, our Site of Importance for Nature Conservation BGDRA
Comfrey patch in Pinkham Way, our Site of Importance for Nature Conservation

What: Local plan inspector considers Pinkham Way
When: 1.30pm on Wednesday 31 August
Where: Haringey Civic Centre, N22 8ZW

The Pinkham Way Alliance (PWA) wants us to show we don’t want a waste site on Pinkham Way by turning up at an important session of the local plan inspector next week.

Inspector Christine Thorby started her examination of the Haringey Local Plan this week.

In a bid to convince her to retain the ‘employment designation’ for Pinkham Way, the North West London Waste Authority (NWLA) (http://www.nlwa.gov.uk/) has ressurected plans to develop a residual waste plant on the site.

  • We need as many people as possible to attend the session that really matters to the PWA, starting at 1.30pm on Wednesday 31 August.
  • We need to show the inspector, Haringey Council and the NWLA that Pinkham Way is totally unsuitable for development, other than small scale local community uses.
  • Any waste use is wholly unacceptable on what is a high value Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). It is the only SINC in Greater London that is also has an employment designation. The employment designation must be dropped.

David Diggle of Turley’s will speak on behalf of the PWA, supported by Stephen Brice and Evelyn Ryan of the alliance.

Please try to come, if only for part of the session.

We must remember that, though these are public proceedings, no participation such as shouting, barracking, or clapping is allowed. Let’s show our strength of feeling by turning up in strong numbers!


In July, inspector Thorby asked participants to respond to certain issues. The NWLA has argued that it would still need Pinkham Way for residual waste treatment if its plans for Edmonton fail.

Read the PWA responses here: Part 1 and Part 2

Read the NWLA response here

Thanks! Hope to see some of you there.


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