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20 May 2024

World Bee Day

2024-05-20T10:17:18+01:0020 May 2024|

It is World Bee Day again and this year we thought that we would share our love of bees and other pollinators from the perspective of our resident beekeeper! Helen and her husband keep two apiaries (bee hives) in their garden and are best placed to explain [.....]

7 May 2024

Environmental Net Gain

2024-05-07T09:01:52+01:007 May 2024|

Double click video for full screen view. Whilst many of us are still getting our heads around Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), Environmental Net Gain (ENG) is something to be aware of too. Environmental Net Gain is not new, there have been various Government reports over the [.....]

3 January 2024

First Sustainable Play Area

2024-01-03T14:21:16+00:003 January 2024|

At ACD Environmental, we strive to build strong relationships with all our clients, including CALA Homes Chiltern. We have recently collaborated with them on a project in Aylesbury that consists of 120 residential units and a large open space. We have designed a play area inspired by Aylesbury’s history [.....]

10 January 2023

A reflection of COP 2022

2023-04-18T16:00:05+01:0010 January 2023|

So now that 2023 gains momentum we have been looking back and reflecting on the various ‘Conferences of the Parties’ or COPs that took place last year. The UN organised several in 2022 including COP12 to address biodiversity, COP27 to address climate change, and COP19 to address endangered species [.....]

30 September 2022

Beaver to become a European Protected Species in England

2023-07-19T15:08:21+01:0030 September 2022|

Beaver to become a European Protected Species in England The beaver, specifically the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber, is a native species in Britain. However, beavers were sadly hunted to extinction in Britain in the 16th Century. In recent times, beavers have slowly made a comeback in the UK [.....]

13 September 2022

Knepp Visit

2023-04-18T16:44:12+01:0013 September 2022|

Our rain-drenched island offers the perfect conditions for wetland formation, an area saturated or flooded with water seasonally or permanently. Wetlands are a dynamic and significant part of a natural water cycle; an acre of wetland can typically store 4.5 million litres [.....]

15 June 2022

World’s Largest Plant

2023-04-18T16:56:08+01:0015 June 2022|

If you were asked what was the largest plant on earth, what would your answer be? Would you think of the giant sequoia trees that are found in the US, the slender Cardon cactus found in Mexico, the impressive baobab trees found in Africa, or perhaps something a [.....]

20 May 2022

World Bee Day 2022

2023-07-19T15:14:10+01:0020 May 2022|

What is all the buzz about?Today (20th May) is World Bee Day! Yes, these insects are so important to our planet that they get their own special day! The aim of World Bee Day is to spread awareness of the importance of bees. Did you know that a third [.....]

3 May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Country Park, Chichester

2023-07-19T15:15:12+01:003 May 2022|

ACD Environmental created the landscape masterplans, detailed landscape proposals and construction details for the new country park at the Minerva Heights development to the west of Chichester. On 22nd April we were invited to the official opening day local residents were welcomed to the park by Miller Homes, [.....]

29 March 2022

Failing Badger Protection

2023-04-18T17:08:18+01:0029 March 2022|

Despite legal protection (Protection of Badgers Act 1992), 105,960 badgers were culled in the UK during 2018–2020 as part of bovine tuberculosis control measures, with licences currently issued to remove up to a further 75,930 badgers commencing 1 June 2021. Nevertheless, developments interfering with badger setts still require a [.....]

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