Plans for a waste and vehicle depot at Pinkham Way have been dropped after an agreement could not be reached. 

Barnet Borough Council was considering plans to build a vehicle depot and waste transfer facility on the Pinkham Way site in Haringey by 2016.

However, these have been dropped after the withdrawal of the proposals from the North London Waste Authority, which formed part of a joint planning application for the site.

Alternative options for Pinkham Way will be considered, including housing or the potential sale of the whole site to the waste authority, which represents seven north London boroughs including Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. The overall site is under the planning control of Haringey Borough Council.

Barnet Council's depot is due to move from its current site in Bittacy Hill, Mill Hill, by December 2016.

Two alternative sites for the new depot have now been identified – one at Abbots Depot, Oakleigh Road South, Barnet, and one at Lupa House, Borehamwood.

The depot will serve rubbish and recycling trucks and contain a refuelling station, offices and parking.

Councillor Richard Cornelius, leader of Barnet Council, said: “Development or sale of the Barnet-owned land on Pinkham Way will now go ahead quickly as there is no likelihood of a joint application for the use of the site with the waste authority. I would like to see some much needed housing constructed.”

Coppetts ward councillor Pauline Coakley Webb said: "We welcome the council considering alternative sites for the depot as Pinkham Way is totally inappropriate as a depot site, but we want to hear from residents who live near the Abbotts Depot site in Oakleigh Road South as to whether they support a depot there."

A report is due to go to Barnet Council's assets, regeneration, growth and committee meeting next Wednesday to discuss the proposed sites.