DEA – now called Local Employment Area
Such an area will be treated more flexibly and uses that generate employment other than the B use class will be considered. Some of these activities fall outside the confines of the B class uses that are characteristic of those in the Industrial Locations but nevertheless provide a source of employment and contribute to the local economy.
In principle, mixed use development including residential, employment and community facilities may be appropriate in some Local Employment Areas. These areas provide the opportunity to provide essential community infrastructure for the local community at large. In accordance with the findings of the Haringey Employment Study 2008, a more proactive and positive approach to planning for economic development is required. It will be important for Local Employment Areas to take a flexible approach to economic development by not placing significant restrictions on the type of employment use that is permitted on allocated sites.
Locally Significant Industrial Site (LSIS)
Such a site is a well established industrial area and the aim is to retain it solely for uses that fall within B1, B2, B8 uses or uses that share strong similarities to this use class. Retail development does not fall within the scope of this policy. In line with the 2008 Employment Study, the Council will protect these areas to provide choice and flexibility in employment land. The Council will look at opportunities to improve and enhance the general environment of these areas and buildings but will not permit any change of use from those listed above.
North London Waste Authority
North London’s waste disposal is carried out by a statutory body, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA), which is managed by a board of fourteen directors, comprising two councillors from each of the seven participating London Boroughs. The Boroughs are Camden, Islington, Hackney, Haringey, Barnet, Enfield and Waltham Forest. For some years, the NLWA has been developing a major procurement based on their Outline Business Case. The NLWA considers that, in addition to more than thirty waste-licensed sites existing in North London, it requires two additional large sites, one of them being the Pinkham Way site. The assumptions underlying this procurement were challenged by PWA and others, including waste experts, in their written submissions to the EiP of the North London Waste Plan in June 2012. However, Mr. Andrew Mead, the Planning Inspector, halted the hearing on the first day, because the North London Councils had failed in their duty to cooperate with Councils outside London who receive waste from the NLWA area.
North London Waste Plan
North London’s strategic land use planning for waste is overseen by a committee of seven councillors (one from each of the above-mentioned London Boroughs) supported by planning officers seconded from the councils, and various consultants. The North London Waste Plan contains the purported rationale for bringing 300,000 tonnes per annum of residual waste from across the North London region to the Pinkham Way site. The Plan is heavily influenced by the NLWA’s procurement aspirations, and a site-scoring exercise which identifies the Pinkham Way site as suitable is highly dubious. However, the NLWP contains other notions that are not compatible with the NLWA’s planned procurement. The most significant for the future of the Pinkham Way site is the notion that the existing waste licensed sites should receive investment and reorientation so as to improve their suitability and efficiency for waste management. If this were a serious prospect, and achieved, no need would arise to utilise the Pinkham Way site. This, and other signs of incoherence in the NLWP are what cause us to say that it is heavily influenced by the NLWA’s procurement wishes. In informal discussion, a Greater London Authority waste official suggested to PWA members that the preferable sequence of events is that first a waste plan is made and adopted after its EiP. After that, the waste managers devise any major procurement, compatibly with the plan. When the sequence is reversed, residents get unhappy, stated the same official.
This is a Site of Interest for Nature Conservation. Such sites are selected primarily for habitats of inherent wildlife interest, but some sites may be selected for supporting rare or scarce species of plants or animals outside such habitats. The areas concerned may be areas of 'natural' habitats, or they may be man-made. Once identified, designation and protection of these sites are done by local authorities through their planning policies. In some areas, the designation is subdivided. For example, in Haringey, SINCs are divided into two categories, SINC No 1 Borough Importance (which means the site has value borough wide) and SINC No 2 Importance (which means the site has more localized value).