Inland Waterways: Greater London:Written question - 134274

Q
(Greenwich and Woolwich)
Asked on: 26 March 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Inland Waterways: Greater London
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to revise the planning system to encourage the installation of shore side electricity at wharves and moorings on the Thames and London Waterways.
A
Answered by: Rishi Sunak
Answered on: 04 April 2018

The National Policy Statement for Ports, makes clear for applicants submitting development proposals that all proposals should either include reasonable provisions to allow the possibility of future provision of shore-ship electrical infrastructure, or give reasons as to why it would not be economically and environmentally worthwhile to make such a provision. Considerations should be based on the dwell time of vessels and technical compatibility of the ships intended to call at the port, as well as on the emissions and other impacts.

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