THERE is no third congestion zone currently planned for Greenwich, says Transport for London (TfL).

It has been reported TfL is looking at introducing a congestion charge around Greenwich and the Blackwall Tunnel.

TfL is currently underway on an 18-month feasibilty study to test the water to see if residents and businesses would back a road charging scheme.

However, a spokesman from the Mayor of London says there is no commitment to any scheme at this stage.

A spokesman for the Mayor of London said TfL has been assisting Greenwich Council is looking at ways of combating traffic congestion.

He said: "There is no third congestion charging zone. The only planned extension of the zone is the western extension, which will go live on February 19, relieving congestion in one of the worst-effected parts of the UK."

Part of the study has involved investigating public reaction to different methods of reducing congestion.

Greenwich Council leader Councillor Chris Roberts said: "The issue of traffic congestion has concerned many residents for as long as most of us can remember.

"It is important to stress that the Council has made no decisions and will not do so in advance of understanding the impact of any proposal on local businesses and the views of local residents."