Summary title: Petition No 0198/2017 by Ian Blore (British) on alleged breach of the EU environmental legislation as a consequence of the permission to construct a cruise liner terminal in London
Petition number: 0198/2017
Country: United Kingdom
Name of association: East Greenwich Residents Association
Name: Ian Blore
The petitioner is concerned about alleged breach of the EU environmental legislation as a consequence of the decision of the competent authorities to grant permission to construct a cruise liner terminal in London. The petitioner explains that such decision was taken without proper environmental impact assessment. The proposed development is within Air Quality Management Area which covers the whole of the London boroughs of Greenwich and Tower Hamlets. Both boroughs suffer from increased air pollution levels which exceed permissible limits on main roads. In the view of the petitioner the UK is infringing both the Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment and Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC. The cruise ports should consider mitigation measures recommended by Article 4 (5) of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. The petitioner claims that there will be a continuing infringement of permitted air quality limits should the permitted development take place without adequate mitigation.