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.
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 ]
As part of Nenescape we will be running the ‘Farming for the Future’ project: We want to work with farmers and landowners in the Nene Valley from Northampton to Peterborough to help restore and create meadow and wetland habitats as well as undertake vital infrastructural improvements to tackle diffuse pollution & aid water quality though a simple to access grant scheme.
The Nene Catchment Partnership is holding three events this Autumn. Please book your place as soon as possible