A cruise liner terminal able to accommodate large ships will be built in the River Thames, despite objections from residents over air pollution, noise and traffic.

The planning board for Greenwich Council approved the plans for a cruise terminal at Enderby Wharf in Greenwich on Tuesday, July 21.

Also within the proposals are 477 homes, a skills academy, crèche, and alterations and extensions to Grade II listed Enderby House.

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The terminal will be situated in the river between Tower Hamlets and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Residents groups and politicians spoke against the plans claiming lives could be lost as a result of the pollution from the cruise ships the terminal would bring.

A vote to defer – a move supported by MP Matthew Pennycook – was rejected with the final vote going 6-3 in favour of the terminal, which will create 88 permanent jobs.

Twitter users took to the social media platform to register their disappointment at the decision.