The North London Heat and Power Project has become Copper’s fourth major infrastructure project to be granted a Development Consent Order (DCO).

The Copper team designed and delivered the communications, engagement and consultation strategy for the project, which will serve people across north London and includes a new energy recovery facility to replace an existing waste plant at the Edmonton EcoPark in Enfield. The replacement facility will manage up to 700,000 tonnes of waste a year at a peak, and could provide enough power for around 127,000 homes.

Our client, North London Waste Authority (NLWA), received consent from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 24 February. This is the fourth Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) for which Copper has helped to secure consent, and our fourteenth NSIP to date.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, said: “I am delighted that the Secretary of State has granted the DCO for a new energy recovery facility. This puts the Authority in the best possible position to consider the scheme in the round and secures the best way of managing north London’s non-recyclable waste long term.”

Barbara Herridge, External Relations Manager at NLWA said: “Copper understands how to explain complex projects to a wide audience in a straightforward way. They blend the focus on detail with the big picture vision. The result is clear and concise communications strategy which added value to our project.”

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