Duchy Supports Green Energy Production

Duchy Supports Green Energy Production

The Duchy of Lancaster is supporting the construction of a new and innovative green energy plant at its recently acquired Marston Gate Industrial Estate in Swindon. The UK Government is investing £11m in the development and construction of a state-of-the-art facility in Swindon which uses pioneering technology to transform waste into a green gas called […]

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Slowing the Flow in Pickering

The Duchy of Lancaster is supporting the installation of new flood defences on its Pickering Estate in North Yorkshire. Plans put forward in 2013 for a £2m scheme designed to ‘slow the flow’ of floodwaters through Pickering are now nearing completion and include the creation of a new bund and control structure on Duchy land […]

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Barn Owl Success

Barn owl chicks have been found nesting at the Duchy’s Hanbury Grange property in Staffordshire for the second consecutive year. Two new chicks were discovered in the box two weeks ago by the Staffordshire Barn Owl Action Group, an organisation affiliated to the Wildlife Trust and who monitor more than 400 nest boxes across the […]

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Supporting Growth In Dairy Farming

The Duchy of Lancaster has agreed to allow one of its tenant farmers in Cheshire to almost double the size of his land-holding from the Duchy.  The agreement forms part of an existing strategy to encourage efficient agricultural units. Dairy farmer David Peacock is to take on the lease from September this year of approximately […]

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Staffordshire Farms Supporting Sustainability

With the support of the Duchy of Lancaster, tenant farmers across Staffordshire are embracing new and sustainable energy sources. Green biomass systems and the generation of electricity from photovoltaic (PV) panels are just two of the measures introduced on Duchy farms in 2015. Two of the larger farms on the Needwood Estate – Coton Hall […]

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