Nene Valley Catchment Partnership [NVCP]

Supported Projects

The Nene rises from three sources in Northamptonshire, becoming tidal past Peterborough; with the pilot area covering 1711km2. The main river sits in the major floodplain, with the tributaries considered to be in the minor floodplain. The landscape is predominantly agriculture, comprised of mixed farming, with the two major settlements being the town of Northampton in the upper Nene, and the city of Peterborough in the middle Nene. The Rockingham Forest area forms a significant part of the north of the catchment.

Formed in June 2014 the Nene Valley Catchment Partnership covers the catchment of the River Nene and its tributaries as shown in the map below. 

Nene Integrated Catchment


The Partnership Vision

The Nene Valley Catchment Partnership will realise this vision that the Nene Catchment will support abundant and resilient natural assets and is a desirable place to live, work and relax. The catchment will be characterised by thriving communities and sustainable complimentary growth and development. This will be achieved through efficient and practical project implementation based on sound evidence, influence on, and delivery through local planning policies, open and ongoing communication and genuine collaboration.

The key aims of the Nene Valley Catchment Partnership have been identified as:

  • Overseeing the realisation of the of the Nene Integrated Catchment Management Plan
  • Achieving improvements in water quality across the catchment
  • Enabling co-ordinated efficient delivery of river improvement projects
  • Supporting cross-boundary working
  • Contributing to the development and improvement of green infrastructure links throughout Catchment
  • Providing a mechanism to ‘pool’ funding to deliver multi-functional projects
  • Informing the development of suitable planning policy
  • Improving access to and amenity of the river corridor
  • Maintaining the profile of the River Nene and its tributaries and communicating openly with all stakeholders

For further information or enquiries please email the RNRP Team



River Nene Regional Park

Nene Valley Catchment Partnership


February 23 2022

NOTICE: We are Moving!

RNRP is moving offices this week and, until further notice, all enquiries will be via email to 
We will not have access to voicemail on the landlines, but staff will still be contactable via their mobile phones.

February 22 2022

EVENTS: Future Farming Forum 2022

In March, River Nene Regional Park will be hosting its first in-person forum event of 2022 for Nene Valley Farmers at Chester House Estate.

December 13 2021

RNRP Festive Closure 2021

RNRP will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 23rd December until Tuesday 4th January 2022. 

The team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 


Project Partners