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Northamptonshire
Environmental Character

Northamptonshire's Environmental Character & Green Infrastructure Suite.

Nene
Regional Projects

Waterways manangement, reforestation, land rehabilitation & communities.

River Nene
Publications

Publications, Nene catchment plans, press releases, newsletter & promotion.

Coming
Events

Find out what great events the River Nene Regional Park have coming soon.

River Nene Inspired Spaces

WELCOME TO THE RIVER NENE REGIONAL PARK

Powerful and effective close partnership working across the sectors with a shared vision has been the key to RNRP since its establishment in 2004.

RNRP’s website, its projects, its publications, its workshops, its events and the level of stakeholder engagement all demonstrate its success. Through these initiatives, RNRP has assisted and encouraged other organisations to more effectively deliver social, economic and environmental benefits.

Latest News & Updates

The Big Draw 'It's Our World' Event

The Big Draw is holding an event alongside the River Nene in Peterborough. On 1st November over 2500 drawings done by the local community will be connecting the Wildlife Trust Woodston Ponds, Railworld & the Wildlife Haven and the Green Backyard with drawings to celebrate …

New website and photo competition

New website and photo competition

The Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area (NIA) project has launched a new interactive website, which aims to encourage people to share their views on the local natural environment.

New Sign at Forests for Life Rockingham Planting Site

New Sign at Rockingham Planting Site

A sign has been installed at the most recent Boughton Estate planting site alongside the public footpath with a beautiful view of the planting area behind it. The sign provides an outline of the planting and acknowledges and thanks the numerous parties and volunteers involved.

More News Updates  

Current Newsletters

  •   RNRP Newsletter Summer 2014

    The latest River Nene Regional Park Newsletter providing an update on current projects is now available.   [ 881KB ]

  •   Forests for Life Summer 2014 Newsletter

    An update on the latest activity on the Forest for Life Rockingham project can be found in the new Summer 2014 Newsletter. Please share this link with anyone you feel it may be of interest to.   [ 2MB ]

Previous Newsletters  

Latest Publications [PDF Downloads]

  •   RNRP Business Leaflet 2014

    'Providing Sustainable Solutions for Businesses and Communities'. A new leaflet providing an overview of the RNRP and its services.   [ 506KB ]

  •   Woodland Opportunity Mapping for the Rockingham Forest

    A woodland opportunity map was begun in 2013 with the aim of identifying priority locations for the creation of new woodland, and also to highlight areas where woodland creation would be detrimental. The first phase of the map prioritises the areas surrounding and linking existing woodlands, as the expansion and connecting of woodlands is likely to have the greatest benefits for biodiversity, landscape character and recreation. More detail is available in the PDF which is available to download. The maps can be viewed at http://maps.northamptonshire.gov.uk   [ 1MB ]

  •   Improving the Nene Valley

    Dr Robin Field, Nene Valley NIA Land Advisor and Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer has compiled leaflet to provide more information about this exciting project for Northamptonshire.   [ 1MB ]

  •   New Northampton Washlands Leaflet

    A new information leaflet is now available to provide information and access details for the Northampton washlands, 'One of the most important refuges for wetland birds in Europe'.   [ 3MB ]

  •   Planning Sustainable Communities

    High levels of growth are projected for the Milton Keynes and South Midlands (MKSM) Sub Region, this increase will put pressure on existing green infrastructure assets and require new assets to be provided for both the existing and new communities. The MKSM Environment and Quality of Life (EQOL) Sub-Group led by the newly created Sustainable Development Delivery team have produced ‘Planning Sustainable Communities: A Green Infrastructure Guide for Milton Keynes and the South Midlands.’ It is intended that officers from local delivery vehicles (LDV’s), planning authorities and developers will use the guide. Although the guide is aimed at users within the MKSM growth area, the key principles are generic and can therefore be used to influence the development planning process more widely.   [ 3MB ]

  •   NICP Management Plan - June 2014

    The River Nene Regional Park has produced the River Nene Integrated Catchment Management Plan covering the River Nene from Northamptonshire through to Peterborough. The plan arises from the implementation of the Water Framework Directive but provides a means of addressing the many opportunities and challenges facing the Nene in a co-ordinated, strategic way.   [ 2MB ]

  •   Launch of the Nene Valley Strategic Plan

    The Nene Valley Strategic Plan is the culmination of partner and stakeholder engagement that has helped to shape this ambitious vision for the Nene Valley and provide a framework for the future.   [ 3MB ]

  •   Conservation Walks Along the River ISE

    These walks have been provided under the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' farm conservation schemes as managed by Natural England, which help farmers and land managers protect and improve the countryside, its wildlife and history. It is permissive access and no new rights of way are being created. Existing rights of way are not affected.   [ ]

  •   Green Infrastructure - Making the Connection (Study A)

    In common with North Northamptonshire (presented in Study B), a comprehensive examination of the environmental resource within West Northamptonshire has been undertaken in order to implement the approach discussed earlier and identify a GI Strategy.   [ 738KB ]

  •   Listening to the Landscape

    Green Places is the Landscape Design Trust's publication that brings together a diversity of expertise and opinion on how a quality public realm can be created and accessed by all. The journal features the latest thinking, initiatives and best- practice in public space.   [ 1MB ]

Other Publications  

The River Nene Catchment Area

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Coming & Recent Events

  •   Saturday 23rd August 2014
    Corby Big Summer Night Out - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    This unique event launches Made in Corby, an ambitious three year programme of new arts activity that will see Corby’s communities working with artists of local, national and international significance.

  •   02 March 2014
    Community Planting Day

    The River Nene Regional Park CIC, in partnership with the Groundwork Northamptonshire and the Woodland Trust is very pleased to promote a community planting day as part of their Forests for Life initiative.

  •   Tuesday 3rd December 2013
    Consultation on the future of the Nene Catchment

    RNRP is holding a number of open public consultation days in December to increase awareness of our water environments and get peoples views on how to tackle these important issues.

  •   Wednesday 9th October 2013
    The Northamptonshire Local Nature Partnership Conference

    RNRP are partners in this event which is designed to bring together business leaders, councillors and environmental professionals to gain an insight into how Northamptonshire is balancing the needs of nature, society and the economy.

  •   22nd October 2010
    Habitat Restoration at Tailby Meadows, Desborough

    Major work to help the restoration of the riverside meadows is planned to start in the next few weeks at The Wildlife Trust in Northamptonshire's Nature Reserve, Tailby Meadows

Other Events  

RNRP Brand 

RNRP’s brand has become known for quality and innovation as it promoted green infrastructure and raised the profile of Northamptonshire, highlighting the quality of its environment, design and the delivery of sustainable development.


Delivering Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits