WASTE bosses under fire over the Pinkham Way development have promised to set out their plans in more detail to residents next month.

The move comes after Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone handed the North London Waste Authority – which is planning the development on Enfield's border – a survey that showed 97 per cent of local residents felt they had not been consulted properly.

Developers want to build a £100m new waste disposal plant on on the edge of the North Circular Road in New Southgate, which would be the largest in Europe.

Mrs Featherstone, who represents Hornsey and Wood Green, met with chief executive David Beadle to express concerns over the size of the building and levels of traffic and pollution.

She said: “The plan to build a waste plant at Pinkham Way will have a big effect on people in Bounds Green and Alexandra wards – yet 97 per cent of people who responded to our survey felt they had not been adequately consulted.

“That’s just not good enough when we’re talking about such a major development, so I was glad to be able to raise residents’ concerns.

“People are mainly worried about the size of the development, the volume of traffic, noise and odour.

“I hope the authority will consider these views closely before putting in their planning application later in the spring, and I hope that from now on, local residents will get a chance to have a say at every step of the way.”

The proposed site would sit on the borders of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, and has already been voted through by Barnet councillors despite large protests.

The authority estimates around 560 trucks will go in and out of the plant each working day, predominantly using the A406, Orion Road and Pegasus Way for access.

But John Hajdu, chairman of the Muswell Hill and Fortis Green Association, says that residents there are also concerned over the plans.

He said: “If it is meant to collect waste from seven boroughs, that would mean lots of lorries driving through our area every day.

“I don't think they have thought through what the consequences of that would be – not just for the North Circular but also in Muswell Hill.

“With that amount of traffic going through Colney Hatch Lane, it could ruin the shopping centre in Muswell Hill.”

The North London Waste Authority said last week that they will be sending a newsletter to affected residents to “clarify” some of the issues raised.

It added: “There will be a formal consultation process once the planning application has been submitted, during which people can comment formally on our planning application.”