Current Reports:

Exe Estuary Management Plan 2016-2021

The Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP) coordinates management of the Estuary, on behalf of relevant bodies to balance competing demands and ensure that interests and activities are harmonised. The Partnership is pleased to launch the Exe Estuary Management Plan 2016-2021, which is in place to provide guidance for those that manage the Estuary in delivering their statutory duties in a co-ordinated manner. It outlines policies, issues and five year objectives to ensure sustainable use of the Exe for the future.

This Plan is the most recent version of the Management Plans which have been in place throughout the existence of the EEMP. This updated document, which reflects current priorities of the Partnership, was launched at the Exe Winter Forum on 7th February 2017. The Management Plan is based on the scientific report, the ‘State of the Exe Estuary 2014’, which presents the information currently available on the condition of the environment.

The Exe Estuary Management Plan 2016 - 2021 is jointly agreed by Partner organisations and local community representatives. Priorities for action were informed through a public consultation exercise at the Winter Forum in 2016, a six-week public consultation period from 19th September to 30th October 2016 and a public consultation drop-in event on 5th October 2016.

Management measures within the Plan will be implemented through an Annual Delivery Plan, published in April each year, which identifies who is responsible for a given action.


EEMP Memorandum of Agreement

Review of Governance


Overview of Management Roles for the Exe Estuary 

With the numerous bodies that are involved with the management of the Exe Estuary, it can be confusing to know precisely who does what.

The Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP) has worked with partners to produce a paper which provides an overview of management roles for the Exe Estuary. This paper aims to clarify the roles of three bodies in particular and explains key differences between each.


State Of The Exe - 2014

Recreational Framework

Partnership Structure


Delivery Plan 2018-19

Annual Review 2017-18


Partnership Committee Meeting Papers


Partnership Document Archive