River Nene Regional Park River Nene Regional Park

Earlier Projects

Since its inception in 2004, approximately twelve million pounds has been secured by the RNRP for ongoing Green Infrastructure investment in this area through projects like the Award winning Salcey Forest Treetop Walkway and Stanwick Lakes.

Boughton Pocket Park

Boughton Pocket Park

Boughton Pocket Park is at the heart of the village of Boughton in Northamptonshire. It is managed by a committee of villagers on behalf of the local community. RNRP has been working with the Pocket Park committee to secure grants for habitat and play improvements.
BARNES MEADOW

BARNES MEADOW

The project aim has been to improve the biodiversity value of the Local Nature Reserve by transforming the fields into a complex of permanent pools and seasonally wet scrapes, which are proving particularly attractive to wading birds and invertebrates including dragonflies. Access improvements have been carried out providing attractive community greenspace within walking distance of Northampton town centre.
Higher Level Scheme

Higher Level Scheme

Several sites have applied for funding and been approved by Natural England under the Higher Level Scheme (Ox-hovel at Upper Heyford awaiting approval).
Land advisor (2004-2008)

Land advisor (2004-2008)

By providing an independent conservation and advisory service to landowners the RNRP can diversify and enhance its environmental assets and help to bridge the gaps between existing and proposed green spaces and the surrounding environment.
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.
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).

 

 

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