In this section you will find some of NLWA's responses to recent consultation. NLWA typically responds to a consultation if it is likely to affect the operational practices or finances of the Authority. Draft responses are included in the 'Consultations and Policy Update' reports to Authority meetings. For a complete list of NLWA consultation responses email firstname.lastname@example.org
NLWA does not ordinarily run consultations, apart from the recent consultation on the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP). You can find out more information about NLHPP on the NLHPP website.
Consultation on the Government's Industrial Strategy Green Paper 2017
In January 2017 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued a green paper entitled 'Building Our Industrial Strategy'. The objective of the draft industrial strategy as set out in the paper is "to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country". The government has identified ten pillars of thought and policy for the strategy which they consider, based upon evidence, will drive economic growth.
NLWA responded to the Green Paper following approval of the response at the Authority meeting on 5 April 2017.
Consultation on the Goverment's proposal on Plastic Packaging Tax 2019
This consultation was about the Government's proposal to introduce a new tax on plastic packaging as announced in the Budget in 2018. The tax will be set at a rate that provides a clear economic incentive for businesses to use recycled material in the production of plastic packaging.
NLWA's response to the consultation is available here.
Defra consultation on consistency in household and business recycling collections in England 2019
This consultation was about requiring collection authorities to collect certain materials for recycling in order to increase recycling rates.
Defra consultation on introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2019
This consultation was about proposals to introduce an additional cost (or 'deposit') on beverage containers which would be refunded if people return them for recycling. The aim of the scheme would be to increase the amount of beverage containers recycled.
Defra consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system 2019
This consultation was about reforming the producer responsibility system for packaging waste to make the system more effective.
Defra Proposals to Extend the Bag Tax 2019
Following the introduction of a bag tax in England the government issued a consultation on proposals to extend the scheme.
NLWA's response to the consultation is available here.
Defra Consultation on proposals to ban the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers in England 2018
On 22 October 2018 Defra issued a consultation on proposals to ban the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers in England. NLWA's response to the consultation is available here.
Defra Call for evidence on voluntary and economic incentives to reduce littering of drinks containers and promote recycling 2017
This call for evidence was about the impact of voluntary and economic incentives to reduce littering of drinks containers and promote recycling. Principally this call for evidence was seeking evidence for the potential impact of introducing and England-wide Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers whereby consumers would be incentivised to return empty drinks containers rather than disposing or recycling them for free.
Defra Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2017
Between 18 October and 1 December Defra consulted on the methodology it intended to use for calculating the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance Fee for 2017.
Enfield Local Plan 2017 – 2032
LB Enfield's Local Plan is due to be adopted by summer 2017. In the early stages of the Plan's development LB Enfield undertook a call for sites, alongside providing a consultation document on challenges, visions and options.
Please see NLWA's response to Enfield's Local Plan
Environment Agency charge proposals from 2018
From 30 November 2017 until 26 January the Environment Agency was consulting on its scheme of charges for environmental permits and a range of other approvals with the aim of bringing a new charging regime into effect from 1 April 2018.
The aims of the review included to simplify the current charging regime and to enable full cost recovery through the charging scheme. A response was submitted on 26 January 2018.
Haringey Development Management Development Plan Document (DPD) 2016
The Development Management DPD gives effect to Haringey’s spatial strategy and the key objectives of the Strategic Policies Local Plan.
NLWA responded in 2013 to the Draft Development Management Policies Consultation and commented again in March 2015 on the Preferred Options. Below is NLWA's response to the pre-submission version of the Development Management Plan DPD.
Haringey Site Allocations DPD - Preferred Option 2015
NLWA's response to the Preferred Option Draft of the Sites Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD), February 2015 focusses on the Pinkham Way site in Haringey, which is part owned by NLWA and part owned by London Borough of Barnet.
Haringey Site Allocations DPD - Pre-submission version 2016
The Site Allocations DPD allocates sufficient sites to accommodate the identified development needs in the borough. It specifically identifies strategic sites which will make a significant contribution to meeting the growth plans set out in the Local Plan Strategic Policies. Once adopted the Site Allocations DPD will enable LB Haringey to determine planning applications and make interventions on sites in line with the allocations.
At the pre-submission stage of the Site Allocations DPD development the consultation was primarily concerned with the soundness of the DPD i.e. is the DPD positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national planning policy. Please see below:
Haringey Strategic Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) 2016
LB Haringey’s Strategic Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) was adopted by the Council in March 2013. The purpose of the document is to set out the long term vision for how Haringey, and the places within it, should develop by 2026 and the Council’s strategy for achieving that vision. However, since the Strategic Policies were adopted there have been a number changes in the over-arching planning framework at both national and regional level which affect local planning. Accordingly LB Haringey identified and consulted on a number of alterations for the Strategic Policies to ensure that the Strategic Policies DPD remains up-to-date and consistent with the current national and regional planning position.
Haringey Tottenham Area Action Plan 2016
LB Haringey consulted on two area action plans - for Wood Green and Tottenham. NLWA has responded to the Tottenham Area Action Plan (AAP) because it encompasses the Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) at Park View Road and the Authority’s offices at Ashley Road.
HMT Tackling the Plastic Problem 2018
This call for evidence by the Treasury was seeking to explore how changes to the tax system or charges could be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that we waste, in order to deliver better environmental outcomes. NLWA's response drew upon its experience of the issue in north London.
JWDAs BREXIT: position paper 2017
North London Waste Authority and the other five joint waste disposal authorities (JWDAs) in England have produced a paper which calls for an English Resource Strategy. This paper was attached as Appendix 1 to the Authority's response to the government's green paper Building Our Industrial Strategy in April 2017.
Mayor of London draft London Environment Strategy 2017
The Mayor of London has a duty to develop a capital-wide environment strategy, the London Environment Strategy (LES), the Authority will also have a duty to be in general conformity with the waste elements of the LES.This is the first strategy to bring together approaches to every aspect of London’s environment. It is divided into the following areas:
• Air quality
• Green infrastructure
• Climate change mitigation and energy
• Adapting to climate change
• Ambient noise
The final London Environment Strategy will be published in 2018.
New London Plan 2018
In December 2017 the Mayor of London issued a consultation on a new London Plan (NLP). The London Plan sets the strategic planning framework for the capital. The NLP will run from 2019 to 2041. NLWA responded to the consultation.
New North London Waste Plan (NLWP) Launch Consultation 2013
Launch consultation on the new North London Waste Plan (NLWP), the spatial strategy for waste in north London. The plan is prepared by seven north London boroughs in their capacities as planning authorities and will allocate sites for waste facilities and establish common policies against which planning applications for new waste facilities will be assessed. Further consultations on the NLWP will come forward as the Plan is developed.
North East Enfield Area Action Plan (NEEAAP) 2014
As part of the London Borough of Enfield's preparation of an Area Action Plan (AAP) for North East Enfield, London Borough of Enfield sought comments upon the draft NEEAAP. The NEEAAP will provide a comprehensive planning policy framework to guide future development and investment in North East Enfield. Whilst the NEEAAP area is to the north of the Edmonton EcoPark site, where the energy-from-waste facility for north London is located, the consultation was relevant to the Authority because the NEEAAP refers to the Lee Valley Heat Network and to the Edmonton EcoPark as the major source of heat for this network.
North London Waste Plan (NLWP) Issues and Options consultation 2008
Consultation on the Issues and Options version of the NLWP the strategic landuse plan which will set the framework for allocating new waste sites and policies against which new waste facility planning applications will be assessed in north London. A new NLWP is currently in preparation. Further detail is available on the NLWP website.
North London Waste Plan (NLWP) Preferred Options consultation 2009
Consultation on the Preferred Options version of the NLWP, the strategic landuse plan which will set the framework for allocating new waste sites and policies against which new waste facility planning applications will be assessed in north London. A new NLWP is currently in preparation. Further detail is available on the NLWP website.
North London Waste Plan (NLWP) Proposed Submission consultation 2011
Consultation on the submission version of the NLWP the strategic landuse plan which will set the framework for allocating new waste sites and policies against which new waste facility planning applications will be assessed in north London. A new NLWP is currently in preparation. Further detail is available on the NLWP website.
The Authority additionally submitted a list of factual corrections - if a copy of these is required please contact the Authority.
North London Waste Plan 2015
The seven constituent borough councils in north London have been working together as planning authorities to prepare a Joint Waste Development Plan Document (Joint Waste DPD) which will set the framework for waste planning in the area for the period 2017 to 2032. The joint waste DPD is entitled the ‘North London Waste Plan’ (NLWP). This consultation on the draft plan will be followed by a consultation on the ‘proposed submission version’ in autumn 2016. NLWP response 29-09-15
North London Waste Plan - Proposed Submission North London Waste Plan 2019
The seven North London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest in their capacities as planning authorities issued the proposed submission North London Waste Plan (NLWP) between 1 March and 12 April 2019 for consultation. The NLWP sets the planning framework for waste planning in north London for the period 2020 - 2035. NLWA responded to the proposed submission NLWP on individual response forms as requested by the NLWP, but these have been collated for the purposes of a single website document.