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Pinkham Way

The campaign against plans to build a large waste-processing plant on vacant land adjacent to the Pinkham Way stretch of the North Circular Road is being coordinated and led by the Pinkham Way Alliance.

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The site was historically a sewage works but since being allowed to return to nature has become a much appreciated green space. When the proposal was first made public in 2011 many objections focussed on the loss of this open space (a Borough Grade 1 Site of Importance for Nature Conservation) and on related environmental factors such as the increase in traffic on the nearby North Circular and reduction in air quality for residents. Subsequently it become clear that the associated tendering process would result in seven North London boroughs (among them Enfield) becoming locked into a long term expensive contract.

Following an announcement in December 2012, the status of these proposals is currently unclear, but it appears the North London Waste Authority still wishes to build a waste facility on the site and the adjacent Borough of Barnet still wishes to develop a depot for its waste wagon fleet also on the site. The Pinkham Way Alliance is continuing its campaign, one element of which is in supporting the immediate community in their efforts for the site to be classified as a Village Green. That hearing was held in Public in early March 2013 with the Inspectors decision is expected in the summer.

For more detail see the Pinkham Way Alliance, Pinkham Way Incinerator, North London Waste Authority and North London Waste Plan websites, as well as the North London Waste Plan section of this website. 

[Text amended 21 March 2013]

The Pinkham Way Alliance is urging people to sign online in support of its response to the draft North London Waste Plan (NLWP). Their submission calls for removal of the Pinkham Way nature conservation site (close to the Enfield/Barnet/Haringey borough boundaries) from a list of potential sites for new waste processing facilities.

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Sign a petition to protect a local nature conservation site from industrial development

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As part of their long-running fight to protect a nature conservation site from industrial development, the Pinkham Way Alliance have this week called for all supporters to fill the public gallery at a meeting on Thursday evening.

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Pinkham Way will be removed from Haringey's 'Site Allocations' - the Council admitted at the hearing that it wasn't needed for its employment strategy. So, potential developers will no longer be able to argue that a development's benefit (i.e. its contribution to the borough's employment needs) outweighs the harm to nature conservation. This is a very big win indeed for residents.

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The Pinkham Way Allliance (PWA) is asking its supporters to sign up to be represented by the Alliance in the ongoing London Borough of Haringey's Local Plan Main Modifications public consultation. The PWA has written a response to the main modifications document which is aimed at overturning Haringey Council's insistence that the Pinkham Way site continue to be allocated as a potential employment site.  Quite apart from the fact that it poses a threat to an ecologically valuable site and.......

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The Pinkham Way Alliance has issued a campaign update to its supporters, coupled with a suggestion of how people can help reduce the scandalous waste of food that occurs in London.   First news on the results of the hearing Do you want the good news, or the bad news? I’ve got both, arising from the hearing in front of the Planning Inspector in August. To recap, she examined aspects of Haringey’s Local Plan. The Council had included Pinkham Way in its ‘Site.......

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Karl Brown was in the public gallery to listen in during the examination in public of part of the Haringey Local plan dealing with the Pinkham Way nature conservation site (for background see this page on the Haringey Council website and this appeal from the Pinkham Way Alliance). A full gallery heard from Haringey Council, the NLWA and Turleys acting for the PWA. Previously extensive written submissions, together with a call for more detail on some specific aspects (available on the PWA.......

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Campaigners seeking to protect a nature conservation site next to the North Circular Road are appealing to supporters to fill the public galleries at a planning meeting next Wednesday afternoon. The Pinkham Way Alliance has learnt to its dismay that the North London Waste Authority has revived its previously abandoned plan to use the woodland adjacent to Pinkham Way as a potential site for a residual waste processing plant. The meeting next week will be examining the draft Haringey Local.......

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The Pinkham Way Alliance (PWA) has published the text of its detailed submission to Haringey Council in response to the public consultation on Haringey Local Plan documents.  Its representations are aimed at preventing development of open land which was once the site of the Friern Barnet Sewage Works site at Pinkham Way, adjacent to the North Circular Road and Muswell Hill Golf Course. In its draft planning documents Haringey is designating the land both as a Site of Importance for Nature.......

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The Pinkham Way Alliance are asking for a simple action from members of the public who share the Alliance's concerns about the potential development of Pinkham Wood as a waste processing site or for other industrial use. By signing online, you can officially associate yourself with the submission which the PWA is making to Haringey Council.   HARINGEY LOCAL PLAN: STRATEGIC POLICIES REVIEW 2016REGULATION 19 CONSULTATION We’ve come such a long way in this campaign; we.......

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The Chair of the Pinkham Way Alliance (PWA) has written to Haringey Council's cabinet member for planning policy to complain about suppression and misrepresentation of evidence which contradicts the Council's policy of classifying woodland at Pinkham Way as suitable for employment use. In his letter dated 5th November 2015 Stephen Brice writes that the PWA has come to the view that its evidence "is so inconvenient for the Council that there has been a systematic attempt to bury it". The.......

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The Pinkham Way Alliance, which is campaigning against industrial use of a nature conservation site adjacent to the North Circular Road, is participating in a London-wide study into air quality.  If the monitoring confirms that the air near this stretch of the A406 is already very seriously polluted, this will help strengthen the campaigners' arguments against use of the site for processing household and industrial waste, which would inevitably result in even more lorry traffic along the.......

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