Enderby Wharf emissions mitigation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3682
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Constituents from Tower Hamlets have asked whether you will secure funding from the developers of the cruise terminal at Enderby Wharf to mitigate any air pollution issues that may arise on their side of the river, for example when a light easterly wind may blow fumes across?

Answer

Answer for Enderby Wharf emissions mitigation

Answer for Enderby Wharf emissions mitigation

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 in the borough 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 any joint air quality mitigation projects across the two boroughs which could be funded by the secured money and GLA Air Quality officers have requested a meeting with the Council's Environmental Health officers to discuss the expenditure of the money further.