THE planning application for a controversial huge new waste plant on the border of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey has been submitted.

Residents living close to the A406 Pinkham Way site fear the plans, which would create the largest waste handling facility in Europe, will damage their health.

On Tuesday the North London Waste Authority, which deals with rubbish for seven boroughs, submitted the application to Haringey Council, which will now process it before opening the next round of consultation.

The plans also include a new depot for Barnet Council, which will house their vehicles, moving away from the site in Mill Hill East.

Consultation letters will be sent out to people and businesses in the local area, and Haringey Council will hold a development management forum for people to air their views.

If approved, residents, who have formed the Pinkham Way Alliance, fear there will be 560 extra trucks rolling through the area every day and fear the technology for destroying the rubbish may also be harmful.