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The Green Blue Workplan

The ‘Green Blue’ is the Thames Estuary’s vision for the region. This Workplan describes what we will do to deliver the ‘Green Blue’ and how we will measure our impact.

This will be regularly updated.

Our four workstreams:


  • Hydrogen – Laying the foundations for the Estuary to become one of the UK’s leading hubs for hydrogen.
  • Green Water – Encouraging a modal shift to the river for both freight and passengers.

Building Back Better

  • Freeport – Supporting the establishment and long-term success of a Freeport in the Estuary.
  • Digitally Brilliant – Delivering a step-change in digital connectivity across the Estuary, enhancing the resilience and quality of digital infrastructure.
  • Skills – Providing the skills for new opportunities in the Thames Estuary Production Corridor (TEPC).

Places and Spaces

  • Green Places – Promoting good, green growth and beauty in the Thames Estuary.
  • Green Spaces – Protecting and enhancing the Estuary’s natural assets while supporting appropriate access and growth
  • Creative Estuary -Delivering the Thames Estuary Production Corridor (TEPC) to support jobs and growth in the creative sector.

Accelerating Investment

  • Strategic Investment Partner – Developing a new model of operation securing a step-change in investment and growth across the Estuary.
  • Inward Investment – Establishing Thames Estuary as a destination of choice for businesses and investment.
  • Major Projects – Championing the delivery of game-changing projects within the Estuary.
  • Partnerships & Promotion – Building partnerships and networks and making the case for the Estuary.

Understanding and measuring our impact

We will use the following approach to understand the impact of our work.

The Region

We will track change across the places of the Estuary using a wide-ranging set of core indicators which can be tracked to understand needs, opportunities and to focus our delivery and make impact where it’s needed most.

Those core indicators already exist and include social, economic, financial, environmental, financial and commercial metrics.

We are particularly interested to track the impact of ‘Levelling Up’ policies and how they affect Estuary communities.

The Board

We will track the effectiveness of the Board’s voice, influence and actions using a set of bespoke indicators linked to our delivery activities. Those measures will change over time as the Board’s work evolves and grows.

Our Vision

The Green Blue” action plan is our ambitious vision for transforming the Thames Estuary region.


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Find out more

The Green Blue Workplan

The Green Blue Action Plan

Who we are.