Plans for a cruise ship terminal at Enderby Wharf have been cancelled.

Permission for the scheme was granted in 2015 but has been beset by concerns over pollution levels.

In a statement, the leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, Danny Thorpe, said: “The more we learned about the causes and impacts of air pollution, the louder the objections to the terminal became.

“I shared our residents’ concerns and earlier this year publicly called on the developers to rethink their plans, pushing for a cleaner, greener terminal.”

Thorpe added that “it appears that the technology to build a clean terminal isn’t there yet”.

“Until it is, we won’t support any new proposal that involves polluting ships docking in our borough,” he continued.

“There were two other major concerns I had about the Enderby Wharf plan. The first was the amount of affordable housing, so I’ll be pushing Morgan Stanley [the company behind the project], or whoever comes forward to develop the site, for a greater number of genuinely affordable homes.

“I would particularly like to pay tribute to Matthew Pennycook MP, my fellow councillors and the No Toxic Cruise Port campaigners for raising the whole issue of pollution and air quality on the river.

“Councils and the Mayor of London are working hard to reduce emissions from roads, and we’re now talking to the Port of London Authority about how we can do the same on the Thames.”