Enderby Wharf (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3334
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A constituent has asked me to pose the following question to you. Why has AMEC Foster Wheeler not considered the effects of NOx (oxides of nitrogen) which is now a significant pollutant associated with diesel emissions?

Answer

Answer for Enderby Wharf (3)

Answer for Enderby Wharf (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the planning process there has been extensive evaluation of the potential air quality impacts of the development beyond what is formally required by legislation. The Council's own assessment, which has been verified by independent experts on behalf of the GLA and summarised with the GLA planning report reference: D&P/2515b/02, did consider the emission of NOx.

As set out in the GLA planning report, the assessment (as verified by AMEC) did find that in the worst case, that is if all the least favourable meteorological conditions coincided with the time spent by ships at berth, the development may give rise to small exceedances of the NO2 short term AQO. This is why over £400,000 has been secured towards local mitigation in accordance with Greenwich Council's Air Quality Action Plan, in addition to securing a low emissions transport scheme with the aim of minimising emissions from construction and operational traffic.

GLA officers are seeking further discussions with the Council's Environmental Health team with regards to the expenditure of the secured funds on the most effective mitigation measures possible.