Project Steering Group

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Essex County Council and its 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 is leading on the Interreg Iva Two Sea programme “MaxiGreen”.
  • The GLA is a strategic authority with a London-wide 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 scrutinizing the work of the Mayor and representing the interests of Londoners.
  • 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.
  • 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. Founded in 1958, we are a registered charity (number 239992) and the leading conservation organization 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 organization 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 (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 drives during the first 2yrs of the partnership.