Who are the partners behind the scheme?
Led by the Thames Landscape Strategy and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in partnership with English Heritage, the Environment Agency and the National Trust, the London’s Arcadia project has since its inception in 2001 been developed working very closely the local community. With the successful bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund announced in January 2003, the HLF is now a key partner in the project.
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What is the Thames Landscape Strategy Partnership?
The Thames Landscape Partnership is one of the key driving forces behind the London’s Arcadia project. It is a not for profit organisation funded by the London Boroughs of Richmond, Hounslow and Kingston, Elmbridge Borough Council, English Heritage, Royal Parks, English Nature, Countryside Agency, National Trust, Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Port of London Authority, Surrey County Council, and the Environment Agency. The Thames Landscape Strategy evolved in 1991 from the growing awareness for the need to have integrated policies for the Thames. An analysis of the character of the river between Hampton and Kew led to proposals to restore the network of neglected historic vistas, avenues and landscapes along the river Thames.
The Thames Landscape Strategy, published in 1994 pioneered the principle that strategic planning policy can be both written and realised on the ground through partnerships of communities and local statutory bodies. Over the past 10 years it has through consultation and involvement with the community, implemented a series of policies to conserve and enhance the landscape.
The London’s Arcadia total project cost of £3.3 million has a £2million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. £1.3 million needs to be raised through sponsorship, donations, volunteer work and events.
Please download(pdf, 554KB) the Thames Landscape Strategy map, Hampton to Kew.