Agenda item

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee


In response to Members’ concerns regarding the recent noise at weekends caused by police and camera-crew helicopters above City residences, the Director of Port Health and Public Protection advised that enquiries could be directed towards the Civil Aviation Authority and National Air Traffic Control Service, who were responsible for allowing air travel over London. The City Corporation’s film unit were responsible for liaising with the CAA regarding helicopter’s filming above the City, so their contact details would be circulated to Members for further information.


In response to a Member’s question regarding recent permission given for a large diesel liner to moor at a new terminal in Greenwich, the Director of Port Health and Public Protection advised that planning permission was granted by the London Borough of Greenwich and it was the responsibility of the Thames Maritime Service to continue to monitor emissions levels from vessels on the river. In response to further questions, he added that the Port of London Authority had included the reduction of emissions as a top priority in its recent 20 year strategy and that the City Corporation could report any concerns about particularly polluting vessels.