The leader of Greenwich council has confirmed plans to build a cruise terminal at Enderby Wharf in Greenwich have been abandoned.

In a statement, Danny Thorpe said he was “pleased” that site owners Morgan Stanley had agreed to cancel the project.

Plans for the cruise terminal were hit by environmental concerns from campaigners, who claimed the project would lead to a surge in dangerous levels of air pollution.

He 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 also said a lack of good quality public space in the area had changed his opinion of the project.

“Thousands of people live in the area already,” he said, adding: “For the peninsula to thrive as a neighbourhood people need somewhere to walk, somewhere to play, somewhere to relax.”

He added that the council was now talking to the Port of London Authority about how to reduce emissions on the Thames.

On Tuesday (November 13) night, Thorpe tweeted the plans had been dropped following a meeting with Morgan Stanley and the local authority.

Thorpe tweeted: “Following a meeting between @Royal_Greenwich & @MorganStanley last week, I have just received confirmation that the #enderbywharf cruise liner terminal in #Greenwich is no longer going to be developed and will not built out as part of the scheme.”

Morgan Stanley was given planning permission for the terminal and wider residential development by Greenwich Council in 2012.