Enderby Wharf

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2776
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you recognise the inherent injustice where the decision to give

the go ahead for the Enderby Wharf Cruise Liner Terminal development - for

which you are claiming credit - results in £400,000 for ongoing environmental and improving air quality in one Borough and nothing to support environmental monitoring and air quality development in the immediately neighbouring Borough where they will be equally necessary? How do you explain his failure to take a strategic cross-Borough overview of this application?

Answer

Answer for Enderby Wharf

Answer for Enderby Wharf

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets was formally consulted by Greenwich Council on the revised application and its representations were shared in full with the GLA. The Council did not seek financial compensation for additional air quality mitigation and on receipt of further information requested it accepted that the detailed assessment of emissions from berthed cruise ships was not required as per DEFRA guidance.

Notwithstanding this, GLA planning officers have asked Greenwich Council officers to explore the opportunity for further mitigation. This could include joint air quality mitigation projects across the two boroughs which could be funded by the secured money.

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