I’m extremely concerned to see Pinkham Way back in the news, with rumours that Barnet want to move their Waste Transfer Station here from Cricklewood. I’m joining the Pinkham Way Alliance in opposing this proposal and have written to the Chief Executive of Haringey Council, as the Planning Authority, to ask for urgent clarification.
A lot of time and resources have already been spent trying and failing to reach an agreement on use of the site. It’s clear that residents don’t want to see a waste plant here but as long as the site stays in the hands of the North London Waste Authority we will keep having to defend it.
I’d like to see Pinkham Way taken out of the North London Waste Plan to secure its long-term future. The Pinkham Way Alliance have demonstrated the importance of the site as a breeding ground and foraging range for endangered species and birds.
All of this would be at risk if the site is contaminated by a Waste Transfer Station. Barnet has the same area as Hackney, Islington, Camden and Haringey combined. It is not right that Pinkham Way should be blighted for this purpose.