Stephen Normington BSc DipTP MRICS MRTPI FIQ FIHE has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the North London Waste Plan (NLWP) is sound.

The Programme Officer (PO), who works on behalf of the Planning Inspector, will organise the Examination and Hearings and is the main point of communication between the Inspector and those who made representations. The Programme Officer is Pauline Butcher. Her contact details are

Email:  programme_officer@talktalk.net

Tel: 07731 956558

The PO has now written to those who made representations with the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs), Guidance Notes and a draft Hearing Programme.

Matters, Issues and Questions

Guidance Note from the Inspector

Draft Hearing Programme

The Hearings will open at 10.00am on Wednesday 20th November 2019 and will be held at The Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD on Wednesday 20th November and Thursday 21st November.


The North London Boroughs have submitted the North London Waste Plan (NLWP) to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 8th August 2019.  The Boroughs consulted on a proposed submission version of the NLWP between 1 March and 12 April 2019.

Submitted documents

The Boroughs have submitted the North London Waste Plan Regulation 19 (January 2019) to the Secretary of State, together with the supporting documents, dated January 2019, that were published for the Regulation 19 consultation. These are the Sustainability Appraisal, Data Study, Sites and Areas Report, Options Appraisal, Flood Sequential Test Report, Exports to Landfill 2020-35, Habitats Regulation Assessment, and the Equality Impact Assessment

Additionally the Boroughs have submitted new documents, dated August 2019.  These are the Consultation Statement, Representations received at Regulation 19 in representor order and in plan order, Duty to co-operate Report, Links to Borough documents, and Letter from the Mayor.

Where to view the documents

The submitted documents can be viewed online on the Document Centre.

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

Further information

The main place to find information about the NLWP is on this website. As the examination proceeds the website will be updated with key documents and communications from the Inspector.

If you cannot find the information you need, email feedback@nlwp.net or phone 020 7974 5916.