Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway
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Innovation Centre Medway (Phase 2) Maidstone Road Chatham Kent ME5 9SD
Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway is a partnership of
public, private and third sector organisations that works to promote the sustainable regeneration of North Kent and Medway.
Our aim is to work together to enhance and protect the natural environment, and to transform people's perceptions of North Kent so that it becomes widely known as a great place to live, work, invest and relax.
THAMES GATEWAY LOCAL NATURE PARTNERSHIP
GGKM is leading the LNP work and will be liaising with Medway Council and other potential partners on next steps and actions.
LNPs have been set up through the Environment White Paper (2011) and, following a competitive process, a number of partnershiphs have been designated across the country.
For further details and documents about the Thames Gateway LNP, please click here.
GREATER THAMES MARSHES NATURE IMPROVEMENT AREA
GGKM worked with partners to secure funding for the new Greater Thames Marshes Nature Improvement Area, one of 12 new nature zones announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman in February 2012. The new areas will share £7.5million to create wildlife havens, restore habitats and encourage people to get involved with nature.
The Greater Thames Marshes NIA covers nearly 50,000ha of estuarine marshland in South East England, stretching from East London to Whitstable in Kent and Southend in Essex. It is one of the most important estuaries in Europe for some 300,000 wintering waterfowl and is home to endangered species such as the Water Vole, Shrill Carder Bee, unique invertebrates of the Thames Terrace soils and many farmland birds. The Greater Thames Marshes NIA seeks to protect and enhance this valuable habitat and increase numbers of endangered species and protect existing flora and fauna. Thus this important landscape that is highly protected by national and international legislation is failing to live up to its full potential. Click here to read about the project in greater detail and to download the Greater Thames Marshes NIA Business Plan.
(Last updated: 22 March 2012)
GIFT-T (Green Infrastruture for Tomorrow - Together)
This EU-funded project focusses on engaging the business sector in delivering green infrastructure as a foundation for prosperity; strengthen the Natura 2000 sites by improving the quality of surrounding countryside, engage communities in 'positive planning' and respond to public spending cuts in delivering GI.
This project aims to reconnect the town with the countryside through a series of innovative projects and workshops that will encourage people to learn new skills, improve their health and boost the local economy.
A £10million project to create or enhance five exciting parks and greenspaces across North Kent, from Dartford to Sittingbourne, each offering fantastic facilities for recreation, sport, leisure, culture and wildlife.
For more details of the projects, click here.