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Key Facts

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.

These Key Facts documents give you a quick and informative overview of the features and benefits that the Kendal flood scheme will provide, along with key dates. Click to download.

 

The Environment Agency is delivering a Flood Risk Management Scheme to better protect homes and businesses from flooding in the Kent Catchment, and improve the local environment and community amenities. Kendal is the first area being delivered, followed by a proposed scheme for Burneside, Staveley and Ings, and upstream measures including flood storage and Natural Flood Management. Find out about the benefits being delivered in this document.

 

 


 

Here is a snapshot of some of the benefits being delivered as part of the Kent Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme.

 

 

 

 


 

The aim of the Kent Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme is to not only protect people and properties from flooding, but to create a lasting benefit for the community and the local environment. The Environment Agency plan to enhance the river corridor throughout the extent of the scheme and manage links with other projects helping to increase habitat and biodiversity. Find out more in this document.

 

 


 

The Environment Agency are currently working at Dockray Hall, Romney Gardens, Natland Road, Clarks, and Helsington Mills. For more information about the works in each area and to see maps of the locations, download the document below.

 

 

 


 

Kendal is an evolving historic market town, with a blend of old and new buildings and features of varied styles and finishes. The design of the Flood Risk Management scheme will be extremely sympathetic to this. Find out more by downloading this document.

 

 

 


 

Construction of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme is starting in February 2021 and the scheme will be delivered in a number of small sections called ‘reaches’ through the town. By breaking the scheme down into small sections, all the necessary preparation works and construction of flood defences can be undertaken in a way that minimises disruption and manages flood risk it goes. Find out more by downloading this document.

 


 

The Flood Risk Management Scheme will run from Helsington Mills in the Southern end of Kendal to Mintsfeet in the Northern end of Kendal. The order of work is influenced by minimising disruption within the town and ensuring flood risk is managed. Find out more about the order of the scheme delivery by downloading this document.

 

 


 

The Environment Agency aim to minimise the number of riverside trees that will be affected by the flood defence works, and continue to undertake careful assessments of all trees to determine whether there is scope to protect and retain them. Find out more by downloading this document.

 

 


 

The Environment Agency is delivering a 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. Here is a snapshot of some of those benefits being delivered as part of the scheme.

 

 

 


 

The Environment Agency are working closely with Cumbria County Council to further reduce the risk of surface water flooding. Find out more by downloading this document.

 

 

 

 


 

The Environment Agency have undertaken careful assessments across the Kent catchment to identify where they need to carry out regular river bed and gravel accumulation monitoring. Find out more by downloading this document.

 

 

 


 

There are 28 planning conditions associated with the delivery of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme. Find out more about these conditions by downloading this document.

 

 

 


 

Here is a snapshot of some of what is known about the ecology of Kendal and the environmental improvements resulting from the scheme.

 

 

 


 

Complimentary to the flood risk management scheme throughout Kendal and Upper Kent, Natural Flood Management (NFM) interventions are being delivered to slow the flow. Download this document for a snapshot of some of those benefits being delivered as part of the scheme.

 

 

 


 

Through a process of public consultation, engineering analysis, environmental assessment and economic appraisal, over 60 design options were tested against four criteria leaving a preferred set of options to take forward for phase one of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme. Find out more about the journey to delivering the flood scheme in this document.

 

 

 

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