5-Year Woodland Creation Plan for Needwood

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‚Äôs 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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Carol Hawkey Takes Over As Head of Rural

The Duchy of Lancaster is delighted to announce that Carol Hawkey has been appointed as Head of Rural from 1st November 2020. Carol, who joined the Duchy in a new role as Head of Rural Investment in June, was previously Head of Rural Asset Management at The Church Commissioners for England where she was responsible […]

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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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