River Kent

Kent river

River Kent Special Area of Conservation

The River Kent catchment affected by Nutrient Neutrality is split into two parts; the first is to the north-east of Kendal, the second to the north-east of Windermere. Part of the catchment includes, and crosses over, the M6.

Key characteristics:

  • Inland water bodies (standing water, running water) (99%)
  • Bogs, marshes, water fringed vegetation, fens (0.5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (0.5%)

Excess nutrients leading to NN: Phosphorous

Key settlements within the catchment affected by NN:

  • Staveley

Key Contacts - Planning Authorities in the catchment:

Lake District National Park Authority: Planning@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Westmorland and Furness Council: Planning2@westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk

Key Contacts - Rivers Trusts within the catchment:

South Cumbria Rivers Trust – Info@scrt.co.uk

Key documents:

Case Studies: Coming soon!

Applications approved with Nutrient Neutrality mitigation: Coming soon!