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Kendal 3 Phase Flood Risk Management Scheme Information

Posted: 13/02/19

A Flood Risk Management Scheme in Kendal which is designed to better protect residential and business properties from flooding, improve the local environment and improve community amenities has been proposed by the Environment Agency. The scheme is thought to bring a number of benefits, some of these include:


  • 1437 homes to be better protected.
  • 14 new gates will be installed providing access to riverside.
  • 82 community facilities better protected.


  • 3km of riverside footpath improvements.
  • 3666 New trees will be planted – for every tree removed, six new ones will be planted.
  • 5 Hectares of habitat and recreational space created.


  • £45m investment in Kendal
  • £725 money saved from future flood damage.
  • 1151 Businesses employing 6105 people better protected.


You can find out more about what the proposed scheme will offer the community of Kendal in a number of ways:

  • Visit the Cumbria Strategic Flood Partnership website for information on how the Environment Agency are contributing to managing flood risk from source to sea.
  • See our ‘Your Local Area’ page to view a summary of what the scheme is proposing.
  • Visit Fell Tarn Shop (1st floor) in Westmorland Shopping Centre where plans are available to view.
  • Visit or alternatively, paper copies of the plans can be viewed at South Lakeland District Council. Planning Reference Number SL/2018/0925.
  • If you would like to contact the Environment Agency, you can email


The Environment Agency van will be locations throughout Kendal for the public to speak to members of staff  from the Environment Agency about the scheme, for more information on the locations, dates and times, see our events page here.


For more information, download the Environment Agency flyer here.