TE2100 Advisory Group: Letter to the Secretary of State

The Thames Estuary 2100 Advisory Group has written to Rt Hon Dr Therese Coffey MP, Secretary of State for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the ten year review and updated plan.

The Advisory Group is making four key recommendations:

  1. The Plan should be placed on a statutory footing in spatial planning.
  2. A long term funding solution is essential to ensure the sustainable implementation of the Plan.
  3. A Government review of how best to maintain and fund 3rd party flood defences in the estuary to ensure a consistent and comprehensive approach which keeps pace with rising sea levels.
  4. Local authorities and the Environment Agency need ongoing resources and support for the awareness and engagement that is essential to an adaptive planning approach.

Members of the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan Advisory Group:

  • Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair
  • Andy Bord, Chief Executive, Flood Re
  • Kathryn Brown, Director of Climate Change and Evidence at the Wildlife Trusts
  • Peter Daw, Head of Climate Change at Greater London Authority
  • Dr Martin Hurst, Regional Flood and Coastal Committee Chair (On behalf of – The Southern, Thames and Anglian Eastern Regional Flood and Coastal Communities)
  • Samantha Kennedy, Director of Environment and Climate Action, Essex County Council
  • Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive, Port of London Authority
  • Olivia Shears, Senior Analyst, Climate Change Committee

Notes to editors:

  1. Download the letter sent to the Secretary of State by clicking on this link.