The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and its constituent boroughs already have a strong record of partnership working, and a clearly defined set of strategies created in partnership, which define how we work and the decisions we make:
The North London Joint Waste Strategy
The North London Joint Waste Strategy (NLJWS) provides the strategic framework for municipal waste management in North London for the period 2004 - 2020. The NLJWS sets out the targets for reducing, reusing and recovering a greater proportion of the municipal waste which is generated in the North London Waste Authority area and for reducing the amount which is sent for disposal to landfill.
Implementing the strategy involves working in partnership as local authorities and with local communities to provide the services and facilities required to make the improvements we need at the most efficient scale of operation and finance. This involves action and investment in waste minimisation, recycling and composting and recovering energy from waste.
The first draft of the NLJWS was published in 2004 (Mayor's Draft, September 2004) but was subsequently updated and subjected to a new Strategic Environmental Assessment or SEA in 2008 before final adoption.
The NLJWS completed the process of adoption by all eight partners (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest and the NLWA) in February 2009.
A bite-sized version of the NLJWS has been produced (June 2009) to share the vision for meeting the challenge of managing waste in north London up to 2020. The summary additionally provides an update on progress with implementing the Strategy and sets out how progress will be monitored and reviewed.
The North London Waste Prevention Plan
In partnership with the seven boroughs we also produce the Waste Prevention Plan 2014-16 . This sets out in more detail how the waste prevention objectives within the North London Joint Waste Strategy will be met. This regularly updated plan details a series of short to medium term actions to minimise the amount of waste produced by north London. The implementation of the prevention plan is carried out by ourselves and the constituent borough councils (together or separately).
North London Waste Plan
The seven boroughs are also working together as planning authorities to identify sufficient land for waste management and to establish common planning policies which will guide decision-making about waste facility planning applications within the area. The boroughs are developing a joint waste development plan or ‘DPD’ titled “The North London Waste Plan” which will run to 2027. The production of the DPD will ensure the boroughs’ statutory responsibilities in relation to land-use planning policy are met. The North London Waste Plan includes lists of existing and new sites which need to be provided for waste management purposes.