Convoys Wharf, Deptford

MQT on 2005-04-16
Session date: 
April 16, 2005
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On the one hand you recommend that the half of the site presently safeguarded for river use should continue to be so protected. On the other hand you have indicated support for the planning application by News International that would build over most of that protected wharf. Would you explain this contradiction, and in particular why you rule out the inspired idea of a cruise liner terminal on the site?


Answer for Convoys Wharf, Deptford

Answer for Convoys Wharf, Deptford

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The development delivers a high quality residentially led mixed use scheme with a significant proportion of affordable housing. In addition the developer will fund a significant strategic recycling facility on the site, which will operate as a wharf with materials being delivered to and sent from the site by boat. The development will not preclude a cruise liner operator locating to the site in the future.