Landscape Architecture

16 February 2022

Site Inspections

2022-02-16T14:32:09+00:0016 February 2022|

Did you know that ACD Environmental undertakes site inspections during construction? We are happy to provide Contract Administration services, act as an Employers Agent of Clerk of Works or advice on the landscape, ecology and arboricultural works during construction work.

8 February 2022

Urban Greening Factor

2023-07-19T15:40:46+01:008 February 2022|

Throughout London, Urban Greening Factor is becoming more widely used. This will help development schemes to meet the requirements of policy G5 within The London Plan. The policy introduces the use of the Urban Greening Factor (UGF) to calculate the quality and quantity of urban greening proposed within [.....]

31 January 2022

Landscapes Review (National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

2023-07-19T15:44:57+01:0031 January 2022|

In 2018, the Government commissioned an independent review into the protection of important landscapes within England. This looked specifically at landscapes within our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and whether the current method of protection works and if any improvements could be made. Earlier this [.....]

6 December 2021

Rain Gardens

2023-07-19T16:13:48+01:006 December 2021|

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 [.....]

15 November 2021

Farm Business Innovation Show 2021

2023-07-19T16:11:11+01:0015 November 2021|

Day 1 at the FBI Show with Helen Selwyn, Nick Jones and John Constable Day 2 at the FBI Show with Dan Wood and Jon Seymour Last week, ACD Environmental attended their first exhibition as exhibitors at the Farm Business Innovation Show at the NEC, [.....]

22 September 2021

Wildlife Corridors

2023-07-19T16:47:58+01:0022 September 2021|

Green corridor Field margin Blue corridor Hedgehog highway Wildlife passage over highway 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 [.....]

13 September 2021

Farm Business Innovation Show

2021-09-13T12:46:36+01:0013 September 2021|

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 The show is the ultimate [.....]

31 August 2021

Toxic Plants

2021-08-31T14:51:42+01:0031 August 2021|

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 [.....]

10 August 2021

National Allotment Week

2021-08-10T09:43:43+01:0010 August 2021|

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 [.....]

2 August 2021

10% Biodiversity Net Gain

2021-08-02T09:01:18+01:002 August 2021|

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, [.....]

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