Angry Reaction to Approval of Liner Terminal


Greenwich Society officers were among many people who attended the Council's Planning Board meeting on Tuesday 21st July 2015 and who couldn't believe the reult of the vote when it finally came - after nearly four hours of passionate debate. To our horror and astonishment, the Planning Board approved the application - for the amended scheme, including the three tall towers and the liner terminal - by 6 votes to 3.

Richard Baglin, the Chair of the Greenwich Society, was only one of several speakers from the local community who pleaded with the council to recognise the strength of local opinion, the failings in the application and the dangers of allowing an out-of-date facility which will produce masses of toxic pollution.


All our passionate pleas came to nothing, however, as Councillor after Councillor revealed just how much they had been persuaded by the developer's promises and how it seemed they had made up their minds well before the meeting. Our very real fears about pollution were insultingly dismissed.

At the sudden and disappointing end of the debate, all were deflated, frustrated and angry as we trooped into the night, wondering what to do next.

Read more coverage at these sites: -

The Night Greenwich Councillors ignored air pollution - again - 853 blog

Greenwich Towers approved - Green light for more next door? - fromthemurkydepths

Horror at Greenwich Cruise Terminal Approval - The Wharf

Greenwich Tweeters react angrily to cruise liner terminal - The Wharf (22 July 2015)