The site of the former Friern Barnet sewage works have been chosen by the NLWA and the London Borough of Barnet to house a 'waste management facility and depot' capable of handling 240,000 tonnes of waste per annum.
The proposed facility will be named the Eco Park at Pinkham Way and will occupy a site roughly the size of the Retail Park that sits directly opposite it accross the N Circular A406 - near the Bounds Green junction. (Please 'click' on the photograph below to enlarge it)
As can be seen on the aerial view above the site forms part of in important corridor of green spaces that stretch from Durnsford Park, Tunnel Gardens, the allotments, the golf course and across the A406 to green spaces by the retail park and then through gardens to Coppetts Wood (not shown on this map).
Occupying an area of around 6.9 Hectares, the site is identified in the Haringey Biodiversity Action Plan of October 2009 as a site of Importance for Local Nature Conservation.
Last year the site was nominated for a prize! - please see the link below:
The Haringey Schedule below mentions the ecology value of the site from the GLC Ecology hand book number 3.
The following is an extract from a NLWA plan (from 2010) showing the local objections for making the site a potential waste . Note the objection from Nature England because the site has 2 SINC’s i.e. Sites of Importance to Nature Conservation.
Former Friern Barnet Sewage Treatment Works, Pinkham Way, Haringey:
• Concern about the inclusion of this site was expressed by a significant number of
local residents and a range of local organizations, including Hollickwood School,
Colney Hatch Residents Association, Bounds Green Residents Association,
Hollickwood Community Development Association, Barnet Green Party and local
Friends of the Earth groups.
• The main concerns expressed relate to access to the site (particularly the potential
use of residential streets by vehicles using the site), traffic congestion, impacts on
residential amenity, health, nature conservation and impacts on the adjacent play
area and nearby school and community centre.
• Natural England expressed concern about the potential impacts on two Sites of
Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) on the site.