Bio-Diversity Audit Complete

Bio-Diversity Audit Complete

Following the bio-diversity audit carried out in partnership with Natural England across the Rural Surveys between 2016 and 2018 all habitats have now been successfully identified, mapped and quantified. The resultant data allows for strategic oversight of each of the Rural Surveys as well as details of the characteristics of each estate including detailed evidence […]

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Respecting The Land

A cross-section of farming tenants from our Staffordshire Survey attended the Duchy’s second dedicated soil management workshop at the Allerton Project in Loddington earlier this month. Responsible soil management is one of the key initiatives announced by the Duchy last year as a means of delivering its commitment to environmental sustainability. All those present were […]

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Grown in Britain: Responsible Woodland Management

In a further demonstration of our commitment to environmental sustainability, the Duchy of Lancaster is backing the Grown in Britain (GiB) campaign with all of its rural woodlands accredited under the scheme. Some 2,818 acres of Duchy-owned woodland in Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire have been certified by GiB, a non-for-profit organisation which aims to […]

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Ground-Breaking Technology At Marsden Gate

A new green energy plant at Marsden Gate Industrial Park is leading the way in providing a new clean and sustainable energy source for household and commercial use. A unique two-stage conversion process developed by Advanced Plasma Power (APP) converts household waste into BioSNG (bio-substitute natural gas). The net result is a clean, modular and […]

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Sustainable Soil Strategy

The Duchy of Lancaster recently hosted a workshop on soil management for a number of farm tenants.  The event was held at the Allerton Project, a Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust research farm in Loddington. The focus of the workshop was on soil structure, chemistry and biology and it provided an opportunity to share examples […]

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