Plans to give the royal barge Gloriana a permanent home in Twickenham have been sunk after a resounding no from the public - opening the door for a move to Brentford.
Richmond Council and the Gloriana trustees had proposed to build a boathouse in Orleans Gardens but those plans met with a backlash from local residents.
Richmond Council leader Nick True today said they were dropping the plans after a two-month public consultation showed a 'substantial majority of respondents' were opposed.
The announcement paves the way for the Gloriana to get a permanent berth in Brentford, where the boat was built and near to where it was launched in Isleworth.
The campaign to bring the Gloriana to Brentford Dock, or another location nearby, was started by Brentford Chamber of Commerce and has the backing of Hounslow Council and Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod among others .
Lord Jeffery Sterling, who funded the construction of the boat, which led the Queen's Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, has yet to comment specifically on alternative locations for the vessel.
Ms Macleod today said she would write to him making the case for Brentford to host the barge.
But Lord True has previously said he expected there would be no shortage of other boroughs willing to step in should the people of Twickenham say no.
A spokeswoman for Richmond Council said the results of the consultation had yet to be fully analysed but it was clear the majority of people were opposed.
She added that a Heritage Lottery Fund application for work to the site had been withdrawn and no other site was being offered or considered by the council.
Lord True said: "Gloriana deserves to – and I am sure will - find a home where she is welcome and can be cherished for what she is - a working vessel serving charitable causes, a triumph of borough craftsmanship, a future part of our national heritage and a tangible monument in centuries to come to the Diamond Jubilee of a great Queen. We wish her well."
Lord Sterling said he and the Gloriana trustees had decided to 'explore further locations along the river'.