Browns Go Green In Staffordshire!

Browns Go Green In Staffordshire!

A long-standing Duchy tenant is encouraging the return of pollinators, waterfowl and other species of indigenous wildlife to the hedgerows, ponds and field margins across their 350-acre farm in Staffordshire. Mrs Mary Brown and her son Graham entered into a 5-year Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme in 2019, after completing a five-year ELS scheme. Along with […]

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New Woodland Taking Shape at Needwood

As part of its woodland creation plan, the Duchy of Lancaster has planted more than 175 new avenue trees on the Needwood estate in Staffordshire. Working in partnership with forestry consultants Forwoods and the National Forest, the new planting includes trees within the existing hedgerow along the A515, tree-lined entranceways to Hadley Farm and Eland […]

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Sustainable Future For Whitehall Bank Farm

A former dairy holding on the Duchy’s Needwood Estate in Staffordshire has been intelligently re-purposed and refurbished, creating a sustainable long-term future for the farmhouse, buildings and adjoining 160 acres of grazing land. Whitehall Bank Farm was home to the Bailey family for almost 20 years until the tenants decided to retire from farming in […]

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5-Year Woodland Creation Plan for Needwood

The Duchy of Lancaster is to plant 25 acres of new woodland on the historic Needwood Estate in Staffordshire as part of its strategic objective on woodland creation. The Duchy’s Needwood Estate extends to 7,300 acres and historically included a large area of ancient woodland which was home to extensive stocks of wolf, wild boar […]

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Natural Dams Aid Flood Prevention

The Duchy of Lancaster has recently completed a project in partnership with the Environment Agency to guard against potential flooding in woodland areas this winter. The initial trial focuses on catchment flooding at Marchington Woods, part of the ancient Royal Needwood Forest, on the Duchy’s Staffordshire Survey. The project has involved the felling of selected […]

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