Saturday 27 September 2008

Town Hall protest on Tuesday

The Edmonton incinerator (sorry,'eco park') spewing white smoke by the North Circular

DEMONSTRATORS will march on the Town Hall to protest against proposals to build a multi-million pound waste processing plant where they live. Campaign group Residents Against Pollution (RAP) is angry that the Blackhorse Lane area of Walthamstow has been chosen as a possible site for a waste management facility, which includes an incinerator or hazardous waste-processing facility as part of the North London Waste Plan (NLWP).

RAP members, who will demonstrate on the steps of the Town Hall in Forest Road, Walthamstow, on Tuesday, claim that there are plans to expand the incinerator in Edmonton.

The NLWP, which were drawn up by seven boroughs and announced in November last year, says six new processing plants are needed in north London and half of the proposed sites are in Waltham Forest.