The North London Boroughs are publishing the proposed submission North London Waste Plan (NLWP) for consultation between 1 March and 12 April 2019 before submitting it to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for an examination by a Planning Inspector.

Where to view the documents

The proposed submission North London Waste Plan and associated documents are available to view online in the Document Centre.

Printed copies are available to inspect at the main planning offices of the seven boroughs and their libraries during opening hours:

How to respond

Representations are invited on the soundness and legal compliance of the proposed submission North London Waste Plan for a period of 6 weeks, between 1 March and 12 April 2019. Any representation received after 12 April will not be considered.

Representations should address a particular part of the NLWP, consider whether it is sound  (that is, whether it has been positively prepared, is justified, effective, and consistent with national policy), and legally compliant, and suggest any changes required to make it sound.   Details of what ‘soundness’ and ‘legal compliance’ means is set out below.

Please submit representations electronically using one of these methods:

Alternatively, you can post your representation to North London Waste Plan , Planning and Regeneration, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street WC1H 9JE


Paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2018) sets out the considerations in relation to a plan being considered ‘sound’.

  1. Positively prepared – providing a strategy which, as a minimum, seeks to meet the area’s objectively assessed needs19; and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from neighbouring areas is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development;
  2. Justified – an appropriate strategy, taking into account the reasonable alternatives, and based on proportionate evidence;
  3. Effective – deliverable over the plan period, and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground; and
  4. Consistent with national policy – enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in this Framework.

Legal Compliance and Duty to Co-operate

Legal compliance includes the following:

  • Whether the Plan is detailed in the current Local Development Scheme (LDS) and that the key stages have been followed.
  • That community involvement has been carried out in accordance with the current Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).
  • That the Plan complies with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).
  • That the Plan complies with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
  • That a Sustainability Appraisal Report (SA) is published to accompany the Plan and is adequate.
  • That the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) is carried out in accordance with the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (The Habitats Regulations) 2010.
  • That the Plan has regard to national planning policy.
  • That Section 110 of the Localism Act 2011 (Duty to Co-operate) has been complied with.
  • That Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (Public sector equality duty) has been complied with.