We’re at the start of another vital week for this campaign.
The Examination in Public (EiP) of the North London Waste Plan (NLWP) happens this Wednesday and Thursday, 20 to 21 November, next to Mornington Crescent tube.
Haringey and its fellow councils will argue that Pinkham Way should stay in the plan. In fact, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) looks like making a case that the site be available for the most hazardous categories of waste treatment.
As ever, this all ignores the high ecological value of a beautiful site - also a flood alleviation and carbon sink - that's close to homes and schools and has poor transport links. There remains no sign of coherent planning justification for its inclusion in the plan.
Our immensely dedicated volunteers, working with a paid planning consultant, will fight our case in the session from 2pm on Thursday 21 November. However, we'll be actively participating throughout.
Please come along and back the team, who’ve done a colossal amount of detailed work to get us to this point. Your support would mean a great deal to them.
Having numbers in the gallery during our main session will definitely make an impression on the Inspector. But do come at other times if that suits; it's a 10am start each day.
NB: These hearings are not in Wood Green, but right by Mornington Crescent tube station.
2pm, Thursday 21 November (PWA session)
[10am, Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21]
The Crowndale Centre
218 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BD
Here’s a map showing the Crowndale Centre.
For more background, look under Main Matter 5 to read our final answers to questions raised by the Planning Inspector.
I’ve said it before, but we're incredibly lucky to have talented experts willing to do such huge amounts of unpaid work to see our local green space treated justly.
But, for their dedication to pay off, there are key moments when professional representation is critical.
I’ll cut to the chase: preparation and appearance at these hearings is costing £10,000. So far, you’ve helped us raise a fantastic £7,000. Not far to go, but we urgently need a further £3,000.
All contributions make a big difference - thank you again for all your support.