Joe Berridge contributed to the development of The Thames Vision.
Excerpt from the Consultation on Goals and Priority Actions Report: The Thames Vision is the first project of its kind: a 20-year framework for the busiest tidal river in the UK, running 95 miles through London to the North Sea. A river that is as iconic as the global city it runs through. The Vision has been developed by the Port of London Authority (PLA), and is a product of considerable participation from a wide cross-section of Thames stakeholders, including the public.
London is recognised as one of the two top cities globally (with New York), strongly linked to its quality of life. The Thames is the reason London came into being where it is, and the river continues to be at the centre of the capital’s life, economy and imagination.
The Vision considers all Thames uses together: trade, travel, leisure and pleasure. It sets growing river use in its context as a great natural asset, which must be conserved and improved – in terms of its water quality, wildlife and attractiveness as open space.