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What’s Happening?

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.


Click here to return to Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme page

Community Flood Scheme Information Hub is open to welcome visitors

A Community Flood Hub is open on Little Aynam, Kendal to provide people with the opportunity to find out more about the multi-million-pound investment to better protect the town from flooding. The building next to the River Kent will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4:30pm and will provide information on the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme.


Environment Agency plant trees as part of multi-million pound Flood Scheme in Kendal

  • The Environment Agency has planted native hornbeam trees along the river side in Kendal as part of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme
  • Construction of the scheme started on 15 February 2021
  • The scheme will see over 4,000 new trees planted across Kendal


Environment Agency and VBA staff at tree planting site


Stewart Mounsey marks the start of construction