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The Green Blue

The Green Blue” action plan is our ambitious vision for transforming the Thames Estuary region of North Kent, South Essex and East London.

Through our plan, we will maximise the benefits, potential and opportunities of the UK’s most important waterway, the River Thames, and the land, communities, places and businesses that are bound to it.

Action Plan Key Points 

We are delivering growth.

  • The Thames Estuary is essential for the national economy in driving recovery and growth.
  • Our dedicated growth board, led by our Envoy, is here to deliver what’s needed: job growth, transport infrastructure, inward investment, housing solutions and green energy infrastructure.
  • We are capitalising on our unique location to attract business and investors.

We are using the Thames to its potential.

  • Solutions, including a Freeport, maximise the area’s potential for international trade.
  • We are improving and increasing use of the river to carry freight of all types.
  • We will amplify use of the river for passenger transport. 

We are improving infrastructure.

  • We are backing significant infrastructure projects that will boost economic growth.
  • We are promoting and enabling digital connectivity in the Estuary.

We are building partnerships.

  • Our connections mean we can bring together the right people with the right skills at the right time.
  • We are supporting initiatives to help businesses develop skills.
  • The Thames Estuary will become a hub for cultural and creative programmes.

We are going greener.

  • The Estuary is home to beautiful green spaces.
  • We are ensuring growth is sustainable and works with the environment, not against it.

Above all, we are making things happen.

We are the go-to place and the go-to people.


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The Green Blue

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