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Research and Development

Research and Development

This project has developed a wider stakeholder engagement programme to enhance and take forward Sub Regional Green Infrastructure projects in partnership with public, private and voluntary sectors.
Stanwick Lakes (2004-2008)

Stanwick Lakes (2004-2008)

Situated at the centre of the River Nene Regional Park, Stanwick Lakes cover 500 acres of former gravel pits in the Nene Valley. Previously owned by Hanson's Aggregates, East Northamptonshire District Council purchased the site with the view of creating a visitor attraction of local and regional significance. 
Top Lodge (2006-2008)

Top Lodge (2006-2008)

Top Lodge at Fineshade Woods is an exciting, innovative project designed to celebrate the cultural heritage of Rockingham Forest and deliver a high quality, sustainable green infrastructure asset for the people of Corby, north Northamptonshire and further afield.
Summer Leys Nature Reserve

Summer Leys Nature Reserve

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough are now the proud owners of Summer Leys Local Nature Reserve near Wellingborough, thanks to funding from River Nene Regional Park and Natural England.
Stanwick Pre-School

Stanwick Pre-School

A grant allowed this area to be landscaped with areas of grass, small plots for the children to grow plants in, path and a refurbished play house.
Wetland Wilderness

Wetland Wilderness

The Wollaston to Earls Barton Wetlands Wilderness is an exciting project to make optimal use of former aggregate extraction lakes that are proposed to become part of the Nene Valley Special Protection Area (SPA).
Breathing Spaces - Mid Nene Valley (2006-2008)

Breathing Spaces - Mid Nene Valley (2006-2008)

Part of a larger project at Summer Leys. This part of the project was for improvements at the site which include: access and interpretation, habitat creation and management, path clearance and mowing, habitat survey and assessment, community involvement and PR and events for the local population.
Wilson's Orchard

Wilson's Orchard

This community orchard is used by a large number of the local population but lacks any interpretation material. The site is one of the largest orchards left in Northamptonshire and was planted during the First World War.
Standens Pasture Recreation

Standens Pasture Recreation

Mr Standen has kindly donated this important site, adjacent to Wansford Pasture SSSI, to the Wildlife Trust.  A grant was given to help with the restoration of the site.
Briars Hills Meadows

Briars Hills Meadows

This is part of a large scheme to enhance an area of grassland near areas already with a wildlife interest and adjacent to what will be Upton greenspace.

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