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Environmental Character

Northamptonshire's Environmental Character & Green Infrastructure Suite.

Regional Projects

Waterways manangement, reforestation, land rehabilitation & communities.

River Nene

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


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

River Nene Inspired Spaces


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

Yardley Whittlewood Ridge: Increasing woodland connectivity and restoring ancient woodland

The Woodland Trust is working with partners and landowners to increase woodland cover and connectivity on the Yardley Whittlewood Ridge. By joining pockets of woods and trees and protecting and enhancing ancient woodland remnants wildlife will benefit, ancient woodland will be safeguarded and land protected …

Job Vacancies - NOW CLOSED Interpretation & Communiity Engagement Officer + Admin Support Officer

Two exciting opportunities have arisen at the River Nene Regional Park (RNRP) for an Administration Support Officer and an Interpretation and Community Engagement Officer to assist in the development of a Landscape Partnerships Stage 2 bid.

Technical Issues

We are currently experiencing some technical issues in the office with some staff members having limited access to e-mails also. Please bear with us if you are waiting on a reply or if your enquiry is urgent please contact us on 01536 526451

Free Pesticide Handling Best Practice Workshop

Run by: David Felce (AGRII), Georgina Wallis (CSFO Nene & Welland) and Anglian Water Come along and refresh your knowledge on good practice of pesticide handling. David Felce of Agrii will discuss practical solutions for pesticide handling and application as well as: - Pesticide handling …

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 ]

  •   Cottesbrooke Brook

    This bulletin provides a summary of the available water quality data for the catchment, and some of the key environmental features and issues   [ 2MB ]

  •   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 ]

  •   Nene Valley Strategic Plan Final Report 2010

    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


Coming & Recent Events

    Northampton Allotment Network- Children's Plot Competition 2015

  •   17th September, 6th October & 28th October
    Nene Catchment Partnership Autumn Events

    The Nene Catchment Partnership is holding three events this Autumn. Please book your place as soon as possible

  •   Wednesday 18th February 2015
    Nene Catchment Sensitive Farming Training Workshop

    Catchment Sensitive Farming invite you to a training event for unit 051 (Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides on own land) as a replacement for Grandfather rights.

  •   Wednesday 21st January 2015
    Nene Catchment Sensitive Farming Workshop

    Catchment Sensitive Farming invite you to an event to update you on several key issues such as ‘Cross-compliance’, ‘soil reviews’ and ‘Countryside Stewardship Scheme’ at Knuston Hall. Booking essential.

  •   Wednesday 14th January 2015
    CAP Greening & Your Farm Business Farm Walk

    Catchment Sensitive Farming & the Campaign for the Farmed Environment invite you to an event to update you on: - CAP updates and implementation timing - Greening rules – crop diversification and Ecological Focus Areas - Adding value to basic EFAs - Cross-compliance changes for 2015

  •   Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November
    Nene Valley Nature Fest

    On Saturday 8 November and Sunday 9 November, the RSPB and the Bedford, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust are welcoming visitors for a weekend of nature events to celebrate the importance of the Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area (NIA).

    Northampton Allotment Network - Children's Plot Competition 2014

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Northampton Allotment Network Children's Plot Competition.

  •   Thursday 25th September 2014
    The Natural Environment – use it, but don’t lose it

    Designed to bring together business representatives, councillors, land and environmental professionals.

  •   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.

  •   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.

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