A Gateway to the Midlands – Update to July 2020

Vision: To create a thriving river corridor for fish, wildlife and people along the River Trent, achieved through collaboration and engagement with communities and partners.

The scale of the ambition for Trent Gateway is large and aims to deliver a healthier watercourse that also reduces flood risk, creates habitats, and complements the ambitions of a wide range of stakeholders to support sustainable growth.

In 2019 the Environment Agency commissioned Atkins to pull together a strategic masterplan and vision for the Trent Gateway partnership.  The aim of this document is to showcase the scale of opportunity and ambition to improving the River Trent and maximising the benefits the river can bring to the local community. To facilitate the vision and masterplan process, a Trent Gateway Steering Group was formed with key, local stakeholders to inform and shape its development.

The Project Steering Group met regularly throughout the development of the vision and comprised representatives from: Canal & River Trust; Derbyshire Wildlife Trust; Derbyshire County Council; Nottingham City Council; Nottinghamshire County Council; Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust; RSPB and Severn Trent Water.

Other stakeholders include: Trent Rivers Trust; Lower Trent & Erewash Catchment Partnership; Gedling Borough Council; Newark & Sherwood Borough Council; Rushcliffe Borough Council; Forestry Commission; Natural England; Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre and River Trent Joint Anglers Association.

The report is just the start of the process.  The Lower Trent & Erewash catchment partnership and Trent Gateway Steering Group will carry out further consultation on the proposals, develop more detailed designs of projects and seek to secure appropriate funding prior to implementation.

The report and summary brochure can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

 

For further information please contact the Lower Trent & Erewash catchment partnership at: enquiries@trentriverstrust.org

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