Brent Cross Development – Waste, Transport and the Environment

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Brent Cross Cricklewood Development Waste, Transport and the Environment
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We are not opposed to Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
in principle, but the proposed CHP plant on Tilling Way is
actually an incinerator, covered by the EU Waste
Incineration Directive.
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Incineration requires a constant supply of waste and will
attract this not just from Brent Cross but from a wider area
in North London, bringing more transport, pollution and
road congestion.

There is a lack of information on the type of technology
proposed, so it is difficult to assess the full environmental
impact.
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Management and monitoring of pollutants, including toxic
residues such as dioxins produced by incineration, is not
adequate – some are NOT monitored, others infrequently.
Dioxins are highly toxic chemicals that stay in the body,
and were the cause of the Irish pig feed contamination.

Incinerators contribute to climate change and can
discourage recycling. They are not a source of renewable
energy, but rely on waste and use up valuable resources.

We should be maximizing recycling, not
resources and producing hazardous waste.

We should deal with leftover waste by using more
sustainable alternatives to landfill and incineration, such
as mechanical biological treatment.

The development will encourage more car use, pollution
and congestion even without extra car parking spaces
being built.

An alternative light rail system using existing freight lines
has been proposed as a more sustainable public transport
solution, but this has been ignored by developers.

The transport assessment for the development was
submitted very late, giving little time for adequate
consideration.
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There are also questions about the validity of the planning
application as it was submitted without full documentation.
Have your say - respond to the planning application
by 5th January 2009 by writing to:
Barnet Council
Planning Department
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
London, N11 1NP
Or email [email protected]
For more information see www.brentfoe.com
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