Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Mayor’s decision this week to give the go ahead for a cruise liner terminal at Enderby Wharf in Greenwich said:
“The decision by Greenwich Council and now the Mayor of London to reject using off shore power for this planning application is highly regrettable.”
“In years to come I believe people will look back in amazement at the foolish decision by Greenwich Council and the Mayor of London to give the go ahead to a cruise liner operating in a such a polluting way when far less polluting alternatives are available for powering cruise ships when berthed.”
Elaine Bagshaw, candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets and local Liberal Democrat spokesperson said: "This is a tragedy for local residents in Tower Hamlets. The Mayor and Greenwich Council have left us open to the effects of air pollution. A damaging legacy that we will have to live with for generations."