Royal Borough of Greenwich response to EGRA "win"

The Royal Borough has commented on the EGRA permission for Judicial Review - 

"The Royal Borough of Greenwich notes the High Court decision on 19 April 2016 to grant a full Judicial Review.

The Judicial Review is of the council's decision to give planning approval to a riverside development at Enderby Wharf in East Greenwich, including a passenger cruise liner terminal.

The Royal Borough is fully committed to improving air quality in the borough and before approving the cruise liner terminal commissioned independent consultants to carry out detailed air dispersion modelling. The council considers that the air quality assessments were robust and suitable and sufficient to inform the planning decision. Our air quality measures were subjected to independent scrutiny by the Mayor of London before he gave final approval to the scheme.

The council is therefore disappointed at yesterday's decision, which will create delays to the project and delays to the benefits that it offers both for Greenwich and the capital, through new homes, jobs, retail space, improved public realm and a new skills centre. Above all, the scheme offers an important boost for tourism, which is one of the largest sectors in the local economy."

Read the response on the local authority website - HERE