Did you know, that the presence of Japanese knotweed on a development site has the potential to lead to prosecution (imprisonment of 2 years) and / or compensation claims (up to £5000)? It can potentially cause damage to buildings, hard surfaces and the ecosystem of the surrounding area, swamping native and ...
28th April 2021ACD Environmental
As our population grows our demand for natural resources increases, which in turn puts enormous pressure on our land and our natural soils. Soils act as a natural sponge and can attenuate rainfall at the source. Heavy and storm event rainfall can wash away this valuable resource, and in turn ...
22nd April 2021ACD Environmental
Tackling the Climate Emergency: Mitigation, Adaptation and Biodiversity Online CPD held by the Landscape Institute. In September last year, staff members of ACD took part in a two-day CPD covering the vital and pressing issues of our time - the climate and ecological emergencies, and to hear what we can do as ...
30th March 2021ACD Environmental
It's an oak-less cause, or is it... One of the most valuable native trees in our country is the English oak (Quercus robur). It provides an incredible number of benefits and needs for our society and our environment. As an environmental practice we seek to get as many of these integrated ...
17th March 2021ACD Environmental
When assessing the impact of a potential new development on its surroundings, and during the design process, landscape architects and landscape officers often refer to Landscape Character Assessments. They provide an insight into which elements make the landscape unique, valued, which features should be considered for retention, and how landscapes ...
5th March 2021ACD Environmental
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published a new discussion paper on ‘Natural Capital and Environmental Net Gain’. Natural capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water, and all living things. Therefore, this has the potential to impact society, economies, air ...
22nd February 2021ACD Environmental
Here is a look back at all the facts we provided each day in December, through the run-up to Christmas in our ACD Advent Calendar. Welcome to the ACD Environmental advent calendar. Follow our page to receive a fact every day until Christmas! Let’s start off with a fact about ...
24th December 2020ACD Environmental
Here at ACD, we take professional development seriously, encouraging our landscape architecture graduates to work towards obtaining Chartered status with the Landscape Institute and gain the prestigious letters CMLI after their name. The Landscape Institute has developed the “Pathway to Chartership” which typically takes around two years, although this is ...
25th November 2020ACD Environmental
Everything you need to know about planting for wildlife Green spaces are disappearing at an alarming rate due to urban expansion, therefore gardens and open spaces have become increasingly important, not only to us, but to the wildlife around us. Green spaces help to form green corridors, providing habitats and connectivity ...
22nd October 2020ACD Environmental
Have you ever been grumpy, had a quarrel, or just felt a little stressed? How often have we told ourselves to go outside and get some fresh air? For many, spending time outside is a regular part of everyday life, taking a break to work on an allotment, walking the dog ...
9th October 2020ACD Environmental