North London Waste Plan (NLWP). The NLWP, which fixes a waste strategy for the seven north London boroughs for the next 15 years, has been more than five years in the making. Nevertheless, as he suggested in June, the NLWP inspector has found the submitted plan to be legally unsound. The north London councils have failed to cooperate with their adjacent boroughs outside the capital, who receive a proportion of their waste. The councils must now withdraw the whole plan and start again, or try to fix this problem in order to resubmit the existing version. Even if it gets fixed, the plan will inevitably be delayed by months, and we still believe that it’s fundamentally flawed in many ways besides this failure to cooperate.