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Introduction to the Scheme

The Environment Agency is delivering a proposed Flood Risk Management Scheme to better protect homes and business from flooding in the Kent catchment, and improve the local environment and community amenities. Kendal is the first area to be delivered, followed by Burneside, Staveley, and Ings, and upstream measures including flood storage. In addition, Natural Flood Management measures are being integrated into the plans which aim to slow the flow of water and provide wider environmental benefits across the catchment.

COVID-19 and impacts to delivery of flood risk management schemes

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Although we are in a difficult time, the Environment Agency are committed to, and are successfully progressing the delivery of the proposed Flood Risk Management Scheme to better protect residential and business properties from flooding in the Kent catchment, and improve the local environment and community amenities. Whilst construction has started in Kendal, some minor delays may be encountered to the overall programme as a consequence of the impacts of COVID-19. Work will continue to develop the scheme design for Burneside, Staveley and Ings, and upstream measures including storage.