Mr. Justice Collins has dismissed an application for Judicial Review of the decision of the Royal Borough of Greenwich to grant planning permission for a new Cruise Terminal on the Thames and over 900 houses which was granted planning permission by the Royal Borough of Greenwich in 2015. Paul Tucker QC & Anthony Gill, instructed by Nabarro LLP acted for the consortium developers (also represented by Winckworth Sherwood LLP) who had secured the consent for one of the most important tourist developments in the capital in recent years. The development will result in the first dedicated Cruise Terminal on the Thames, aimed at the International market as well as comprising a major regeneration project.
The High Court dismissed the claim, finding that the 2015 decision made by the Royal Borough of Greenwich was not unlawful and the Royal Borough had properly taken into account the cumulative effects on air quality.
Cllr Danny Thorpe, Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Sustainability has said:
“The new Enderby Wharf development will see the creation of new jobs, boost tourism in the borough helping to benefit the local economy and further contribute to London and Greenwich as a leading world city.”
Mr. Justice Collins, who refused the claimant’s application for permission to appeal, said: ‘The redevelopment of Enderby Wharf to provide a terminal for cruise liners has been considered desirable by the defendant, by the Greater London Authority and by the Port of London Authority for some time. Further, this development will provide housing and will attract tourists and so help the local economy.’
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