The first phase of consultation on a new waste facility in Edmonton has ended.

The North London Waste Authority wants to build a new, more efficient energy recovery facility on the same site as the current Edmonton incinerator, off Advent Way, Edmonton.

After 61 days of consultation, more than 40 hours of public exhibitions and more than 3,000 visitors to its website, the first phase of consultation on the North London Heat and Power Project has now closed.

The authority's chairman Councillor Clyde Loakes thanked people for their interest.

He said: “If you live in north London, this project is about how your waste, your rubbish is dealt with, and how we hope to deal with it in the future.

“While we will continue to work with the seven north London boroughs to help you recycle as much waste as possible, and I hope at least half of it by 2020, there will remain a need to deal with the rubbish that cannot be recycled – and a new replacement facility will ensure we can do this for many more decades to come.”