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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 in is ready to welcome visitors

A Community Flood Hub is opening 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.

  • Click here to view the Environment Agency Press Release.


Celebrating ‘One Year’ of Construction

The Environment Agency have reached an anniversary milestone in delivering the Flood Risk Management Scheme for the community of Kendal. This scheme will better protect homes and businesses from flooding and improve the local environment and community amenities. Construction started in Kendal one year ago, and is progressing well with a number of locations now better protected.

  • For more information, check out the ‘Kendal One Year On’ page here.


Construction progress and forward look – October 2021 to January 2022


Environment Agency plant trees as part of £76million 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 3,600 new trees planted across Kendal

Read the full press release for more information here.

Environment Agency and VBA staff at tree planting site


Stewart Mounsey marks the start of construction