The Forest for Life aims to be nationally recognised as an exemplar climate change initiative for the regeneration of the Rockingham Forest with innovative and purposeful means of bringing businesses and communities together around a common cause.
GI can be defined as a planned network of multifunctional green spaces and interconnecting links. GI is integral to the health and quality of life of sustainable communities within Northamptonshire and throughout the Milton Keynes and South Midlands Growth Area.
Catchment Sensitive Farming was set up between Environment Agency, CSF (Natural England and Environment Agency) and the River Nene Regional Park (RNRP) to address issues with sediments, phosphorous and pesticides in the Upper Nene and on the River Ise Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Northamptonshire's Environmental Character Strategy (ECS) and Green Infrastructure (GI) Strategy - two ground-breaking initiatives that place Northamptonshire at the forefront of environmental planning the the United Kingdom.
This plan seeks to provide a clear framework for effective partnership working. It brings together background information on the catchment, links to the large body of relevant studies and identifies a range of projects that contribute to the achievement of key objectives.
The Nene Valley NIA, covering an area of 41,350 hectares in the centre of England, contains a fragmented ecological network of statutory and non-statutory sites, including the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits SPA/SSSI
The Northampton washlands were constructed to cope with the increased river flows that could occur due to heavy rain following the eastern expansion of Northampton in the 1970s. The Northampton washlands are designed to manage the flow of floodwater in the River Nene.
River Nene Regional Park (RNRP) is creating a green infrastructure network of environmental projects in Northamptonshire. RNRP brings together Northamptonshire’s local authorities, the Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Natural England and other partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
This project will endeavour to implement improvements along the length of the Ise valley with the aims of enhancing the biodiversity, providing increased access, increasing leisure and recreational activities, improving the landscape value and restoring the natural floodplain where possible.
Nene Catchment Partnership Ecological Status of Rivers Diagram (Water Framework Directive Status) [ 350KB ]
[map] - RNRP GI Framework Location Maps. River Nene Regional Park Projects and locations from 2004 - 2011 - Overview [ 2MB ]
[map] - RNRP GI Framework Location Maps. River Nene Regional Park Projects and locations from 2004 - 2011 - Map 2 - Educational and Community project locations [ 875KB ]
[map] - RNRP GI Framework Location Maps. River Nene Regional Park Projects and locations from 2004 - 2011 - Map 3 - Habitat Restoration/Creation project locations [ 836KB ]
[map] - RNRP GI Framework Location Maps. River Nene Regional Park Projects and locations from 2004 - 2011 - Map 4 - Environmental Grant Scheme project locations [ 836KB ]
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nene Catchment Partnership is holding three events this Autumn. Please book your place as soon as possible
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.
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.
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