ACD provides a cost assurance service within our standard fixed fee, which provides for a review of tendered prices if they are received over-budget. The principle reasons for higher than expected costs are the requirement for multi-phase installations, where mobilisation costs become high, or unseasonal planting, where all stock is ...
7th March 2018ACD Environmental
On 27th November 2017 Natural England and the Forestry Commission updated their Standing Advice on Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees, which will potentially have a major impact on our use of the buffer zones for engineering features and recreational uses, particularly SuDS features. More worryingly, where ‘pollution’ (for example run-off during ...
4th January 2018ACD Environmental
This year ACD Environmental had 2 chosen charities; Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Research, both charities very close to our hearts. We decided to have several events, not only are these great for raising funds but also great fun! From bake sales to coffee mornings, to dressing up ...
21st December 2017ACD Environmental
Winter is upon us and some species of wildlife have started to hibernate. However, you could be mistaken into thinking that you have to wait until springtime to start ecological surveys. Depending on the type of site, there are many different types of survey that can be carried out in winter. Phase 1 ...
4th December 2017ACD Environmental
We’re proud to announce that 10 ACD Environmental staff took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a demanding but rewarding 24 mile circular walk over 3 peaks, totalling 2100m ascent. The majority of the group made it back in 10 hours 50mins, with the rest coming in at 11 ...
7th September 2017ACD Environmental
All wild bird species, their eggs and nests are protected by law under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. You must avoid harming birds or to use measures which do not kill or injure them before considering taking harmful action. If vegetation is removed during the main bird nesting season (March-August ...
1st September 2017ACD Environmental
Legislation It is an offence to cause or allow Japanese knotweed to spread in the wild under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 section 114 (2) (WCA 1981), as it is one of the plants listed in the schedule. All waste containing Japanese knotweed comes under the control of Part II ...
24th August 2017ACD Environmental
Tick Season – Beware! One of the ACD staff returned from field survey work recently, to find that he had five ticks on him, and was naturally worried, so he was recommended to see his doctor and we have since reviewed and updated our Health and Safety Policy as a result. Lyme ...
11th August 2017ACD Environmental
In 2015 we blogged about the cost of tree planting with cellular pits in hard landscape, and advised that the cost of a large high water demand tree, such as an oak, could be well over £10,000. Even the smallest tree can cost ...
18th April 2017ACD Environmental