About Us

We want nature to play a part in the Greater Thames, now and in the future.

Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) were nationally launched in April 2012. Partners were awarded £571,875 funding over 3 years (2012-2015) to support delivery of the Greater Thames Marshes Business Plan.

Concurrently, the Thames Gateway Local Nature Partnership (LNP) was established. Chaired by Sir Terry Farrell, this is a partnership of businesses and local organisations to integrate improvements in the environment with our economy and society.

Learning lessons from experience to date, and best practice across England, the Thames Gateway LNP and Greater Thames Marshes NIA have agreed that a closer working relationship would be mutually beneficial to both organisations. This union will better utilise the strategic powers of the LNP and the substantial delivery capacity of the NIA.

“The Thames Gateway LNP is a group of passionate people trying to improve the state of nature in the Thames Estuary and make landscape the primary infrastructure. It seems natural that our future working will be alongside the Greater Thames Marshes NIA, which has delivered fantastic projects for nature throughout the area” - Sir Terry Farrell

Our Action Plan for improving nature in the Greater Thames (2015-2020) is now available for download. Contact us if you wish to order hard copies of this document.

Nature, Economy and Society