Plans afoot to breathe new life into ageing incineration facility

A London waste authority’s ageing incineration facility could be set for a new lease of life if a planned half a billion pound project goes through.

This is Local London is reporting that the North London Waste Authority is set to demolish its current energy plant to make way for a new generator.

The authority believes it can recycle half its waste by 2020, and wants to improve the air quality of north London by using the latest technology in its new incinerator.

Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, said: “We want to prevent waste, we want you to recycle it and anything you can’t, we’re going to turn into fuel and use it to heat and power homes.

“We’re already doing it and this way we can continue to do it, which is good news for jobs, investment and sorting out north London’s waste problem.

“We are going to set the benchmark with this project: we want the best technology available when it comes to air quality, the best design available in terms of how it looks, and best of all, in my opinion, is we’re going to be able to heat people’s homes for many years to come.

“This is planning ahead. This replacement facility will still be heating homes when young Prince George is in his 40s.”

The article claims the site is already earmarked by Enfield Council and the Mayor of London for ongoing waste management use. A public consultation will follow.

Cllr Loakes added: “There is a very prescriptive planning process set out by the Government for projects like these. We will use this process to ensure we get the best project for north London.”

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