Banking bosses behind a controversial cruise liner terminal have been “slower than the council would like” in progressing revamped proposals, according to Greenwich’s leader.

Following a campaign against the so-called ‘toxic’ cruise port at Enderby Wharf, Greenwich Council leader Dan Thorpe was pressed about progress in talks with the developers of the site on Tuesday night.

The resurfaced campaign, No Toxic Cruise Port For London, has centred on the fact the terminal will not have an onshore power source for ships docking there.

This means power will instead come from ships’ onboard engines, rather than a local electricity supply.

A petition has been backed by thousands of people, and following confirmation to this newspaper two months ago, the developers are working on fresh proposals.

Peninsula councillor and chairman of scrutiny committee at Greenwich Council, Cllr Chris Lloyd, wanted an update on how discussions with Morgan Stanley – the site’s owner – are moving forward.

He said: “Obviously people are aware about comments I’ve made about the cruise liner terminal calling for Morgan Stanley to bring forward a cleaner, greener terminal.

“They’re not moving as fast as we want to and we are knocking at the door for them to move quicker. People are aware that they are still trying to sell the site.”

A spokesman for Morgan Stanley confirmed to this paper earlier this week it was “looking forward to engaging with the council in the near future” over fresh proposals.

Despite the campaign revolving around Enderby Wharf, the council leader said more power over the Thames should be given to City Hall to see the whole river cleaned up.

Cllr Thorpe said: “I think there’s a wider problem to get involved in. It doesn’t just relate to Enderby Wharf, we have cruise ships docking in Greenwich town centre.

“We are trying to get into these issues as I think Enderby, whilst it is controversial, is part of a bigger conversation about the river. Clearly one of the issues that we have through the planning process is that the Mayor of London has no jurisdiction over emissions on the river at all.”

Sadiq Khan said earlier this year he had concerns about Enderby Wharf but “it’s a local council issue.”

He added: “The council gave permission and I expressed my concern about this. It’s a Port of London Authority and council matter. I’ve been talking to all the relevant parties over the past couple of years and I will not stop talking to them.”