Project Steering Group

The NIA partnership has established a Project Steering Group (PSG) to oversee the main project delivery and monitor and evaluate performance against our objectives.

Thames Estuary Partnership

 Thames Estuary Partnership logo The Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP) helps to resolve the conflict amongst estuary users by bringing together different people, attitudes and meanings. Our neutral platform gives us the chance to discuss the issues from an open perspective We work between Tower Bridge and the outer estuary and with other Thames Landscape Strategies and partners upstream provide an effective network cross geographical and political boundaries.


RSPB Logo The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. Click here to learn more about our work in the Greater Thames

Essex County Council

Essex County Council logo Essex County Council and it partners Thurrock and Southend Councils have been strong supporters of green infrastructure projects in South Essex.  Essex County Council were the lead authority in South Essex distributing £9.8 million of Parklands funding across the area between 2008-11.Currently Essex are leading on the Interreg Iva Two Sea programme “MaxiGreen”. Essex County Council are therefore passionate supporters of the Greater Thames Marshes Nature Improvement Area and see the initiative as integral to their vision for the Thames Marshes to provide multi-benefits to the communities of Essex and further afield.

Greater London Authority

 GLA logo The GLA is a strategic authority with a Londonwide role to ensure a better future for the capital. It supports the work of the Mayor of London, helping his office to develop and deliver strategies for London; and supports the London Assembly in their role of scrutinising the work of the Mayor and representing the interests of Londoners.

Natural England

Natural England logo Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment. Our purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a government department in the UK. The Government believes that we need to protect the environment for future generations, make our economy more environmentally sustainable, and improve our quality of life and well-being. We also believe that much more needs to be done to support the farming industry, protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable food production.

Environment Agency

Environment Agency Logo We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment and make it a better place for people and wildlife. We operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We reduce the risks to people and properties from flooding; make sure there is enough water for people and wildlife; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate. Acting to reduce climate change and helping people and wildlife adapt to its consequences are at the heart of all that we do. We cannot do this alone. We work closely with a wide range of partners including government, business, local authorities, other agencies, civil society groups and the communities we serve.

 Kent Wildlife Trust

Kent Wildlife Trust  Founded in 1958, we are a registered charity (number 239992) and the leading conservation organisation covering the whole of Kent and Medway, dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild habitats for everyone to enjoy.

One of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK, we are a membership organisation with over 30,000 members who care about Kent’s wildlife and support our activities. Together we create a united voice to speak out on issues that affect our wildlife.

Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway

Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway (GGKM) worked to secure funding and were a key partner in the NIA. Unfortunately the decision was taken in 2013 to close GGKM and this body no longer exists. The NIA is thankful to the staff for their effort and drive during the first 2yrs of the partnership.

“This project has been supported by Defra, DCLG, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission and Natural England”