Enfield Liberal Democrats have joined the chorus of local residents and organisations demanding the Mayor schedule an extraordinary meeting of Enfield Council following the decision of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in December to approve plans for new, hugely expanded incinerator in Edmonton.
Writing on the local Nextdoor social media platform today, Winchmore Hill Council candidate Matt McLaren said today:
"After both Labour and Conservative Councillors on the local Waste Authority board voted in favour of the new giant monstrosity planned for Edmonton, it is up to us local residents to do what we can to stop this. Today I wrote to the Mayor of Enfield, as both a local resident and Liberal Democrat Council candidate for Winchmore Hill, asking for an extraordinary meeting of Enfield Council to be convened on this urgently."
Commenting on the call for the Mayor to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Council to discuss the new incinerator plans, Liberal Democrat Councillor Ayfer Orhan said:
"Liberal Democrats in Enfield and across North London have long opposed the new incinerator as an outdated method of waste management that actively stops higher recycling rates. We cannot burn recyclable waste for another 5 years let alone the 40-year lifespan of this incinerator.”
"It is matter of the highest priority that the Council debate this highly controversial plan before the contract is signed. It is abhorrent that both Conservative and Labour councillors have voted for an incinerator that will burn plastic to heat homes which the very families and children trapped in its pollution zone will never be able to afford."