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Pinkham Way protesters gear up for demo at Haringey Council
PROTESTERS are planning another demonstration next week against a proposed waste plant in New Southgate.
Following protests at Barnet Council and Enfield Council, the Pinkham Way Alliance is turning its attention to councillors in Haringey to urge them to reject the proposals for a major new waste plant next to the A406.
The plans, from North London Waste Authority, would see the plant dealing with 300,000 tonnes of waste a year from across seven borough, and is part of a long-term strategy to improve how rubbish is handled.
But nearby residents and health campaigners have reacted with fury at proposals they say will further congest an already overloaded stretch of the North Circular, increase air pollution, and blight homes and communities in the area.
The Alliance has brought together residents from Barnet, Haringey, and Enfield in opposition to the plans, and is steadily growing in numbers and strength.
The protest on Monday will call for Haringey Council, which will ultimately have to decide on planning permission for the plant, to not validate the bid until the long-term strategy for waste has been properly scrutinised in January next year.
Their efforts have been bolstered by a motion tabled by Lib Dem councillors calling on the council to oppose the project outright.
The motion acknowledges the opposition to the plans from MP for Hornsey and Wood Green Lynne Featherstone, as well as residents on the Muswell Hill, Fortis Green, Alexandra and Highgate Area Committee.
But it also includes an attack on Labour members of the waste authority, and is sure to be subject to amendment from the majority Labour group or outright rejection.
Campaigners are planning to gather outside Haringey Civic Centre on Monday, July 18, at 7pm ahead of the Full Council meeting.