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.
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:
For further information or enquiries please email the RNRP Team