Rain gardens are designed to help reduce flood risk and improve water quality, biodiversity, and public amenity. Rain gardens are excellent examples of how SuDS components can be integrated into a streetscape without negatively impacting the primary function of our streets and spaces. They can be planted with a wide ...
6th December 2021ACD Environmental
Last week, ACD Environmental attended their first exhibition as exhibitors at the Farm Business Innovation Show at the NEC, Birmingham. We were there to expand our services further to the rural and agricultural sectors, providing information on landscape architecture, arboriculture, ecology and archaeology. It was great to be able to talk to ...
15th November 2021ACD Environmental
Earlier this week ACD undertook a company-wide Carbon Literacy training day. This event aimed to raise awareness of carbon emissions from our activities and the impact of those emissions affects our everyday activities - including running a business. We have all heard on the news recently that the UK Government has ...
8th October 2021ACD Environmental
Wildlife corridors are an essential part of our green infrastructure to connect individual habitats, providing a safe passage for wildlife to move freely, without threat from predators or human intervention. Wildlife corridors can come in all shapes and sizes, so any form of habitat connection can help! It is important to ...
22nd September 2021ACD Environmental
We are delighted to let you know that ACD Environmental will be exhibiting at the Farm Business Innovation Show on the 10th & 11th November 2021, at the NEC, Birmingham on stand 1031. Register today for your FREE ticket via the event website here https://www.farmbusinessshow.co.uk/ The show is the ultimate event for ...
13th September 2021ACD Environmental
There are many plants that we can find in our gardens and woodlands that may contain a degree of toxicity, but do you know which ones they are? It is very uncommon in the UK to gain serious poisoning by plants, but it is good to be aware of those that ...
31st August 2021ACD Environmental
Did you know that this week is National Allotment Week 9th-15th August? Wouldn’t it be nice if each city, town, and village, had enough allotments for everyone who wants one within walking distance of their own home? Having an allotment does not only provide people with space to grow vegetables but ...
10th August 2021ACD Environmental
Many of our clients ask us about the requirement for 10% Biodiversity Net Gain, where did this requirement come from, does this standard currently apply, and more importantly does it apply to their development sites? The requirement for 10% Biodiversity Net Gain has gained momentum under the new Environment Act, which ...
2nd August 2021ACD Environmental
The revised version of the NPPF makes for interesting reading especially if you are a designer and actively trying to create beautiful and sustainable environments in which people live. The latest version now includes the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development as set out by the UN. Social objectives have ...
28th July 2021ACD Environmental
In this blog we are going to explain what a SANG is, why we have them, and how we design one. What is a SANG and why do we need them? A Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) is the name given to a greenspace that is of a quality and type suitable ...
23rd July 2021ACD Environmental