The Wider Context

The wider Thames Gateway is home to 1.5 million people and a workforce of 500,000.  It is a large and diverse area stretching north of the Thames from Canary Wharf to Southend, and south of the Thames from Deptford to the Medway and Swale.

Transformation of the Thames Gateway has been underway since the 1980s and is recognised as a long term programme of unrivalled economic potential and opportunity.

Thames Gateway Kent lies within the boundaries of the County of Kent and covers the North Kent boroughs of Dartford, Gravesham and Swale and the unitary authority of Medway.

At a wider scale, it also forms part of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership which covers the counties of Kent, Essex and East Sussex, together with the unitary authorities of Medway, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea.