Join the Campaign: Sign our Open Letter!
Join your local MP, Sir Iain Duncan Smith, local Waltham Forest Conservative Councillors (including Valley Councillors, Jemma Hemsted and Alan Siggers) and Conservative North East GLA Assembly Member Candidate Emma Best in their campaign for a pause and rethink of the Edmonton Incinerator rebuild.
Sign the Letter:
To: Cllr Claire Coghill (Leader of Waltham Forest Council)
Clyde Loakes (Deputy Leader of Waltham Forest & Chair of the North London Waste Authority)
To: All members of the North London Waste Authority
We are extremely concerned about the plans to redevelop Edmonton Incinerator and are requesting a pause, and a rethink.
We are requesting a Value for Money (VfM) review of the project with costs having spiralled from original estimates of £650million to £1.2billion. We believe it would be irresponsible to proceed without further evaluating this leap in costs and whether there is a more financially expedient solution.
We are also requesting a pause to review the evidence and concerns raised in an open letter by NHS doctors which brings to attention the risk to health this rebuild poses to local residents. You can find their letter here. A study from the British Heart Foundation found that Waltham Forest, downwind from the incinerator, has the second highest PM 2.5 concentration of all boroughs in the country and we are extremely concerned about the threat this poses to all residents and in particular those with existing respiratory conditions.
We sincerely hope you will agree to our call to pause and rethink this project.