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Dorn and Glyme Valley Environmental Master Plan

950 hectares
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) / Blenheim Estate

Aiming to establish a biodiversity net gain scheme and identify opportunities to improve sustainable agricultural practices within the northern part of the Estate, as well as proposing opportunities to incorporate education services to benefit the local community.

Providing strategic oversight across the project, we are collaborating with BBOWT to develop a masterplan which encapsulates the Estates’ ambitions and demonstrates how the environmental and social objectives will be met.

To help achieve sustainability ambitions, we are providing the client with key technical expertise surrounding biodiversity net gain and regenerative agriculture, as well as advising on available income stream opportunities.

Our comprehensive knowledge and experience on sustainable farming approaches allows us to identify compatible interventions and how these appropriately link with ecological outcomes. We are also collaborating with project partners to determine mutual environmental goals and how these can be achieved.

Bidwells is working strategically with the client to consider how the land can benefit the local community, such as through improving permissive footpaths to ensure well-connected communities and identifying opportunities to incorporate education services within the Estate.

Aiming to achieve net zero carbon across the Estate by 2027, the masterplan plays a key role in helping to achieve sustainability aims whilst the potential to establish a biodiversity net gain scheme provides a cost-effective solution for local developers with a biodiversity deficit.

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Lisa Bulmer

Associate, Natural Capital

Outgoing and goal orientated, Lisa thrives on bringing about impactful change through natural capital and sustainable investment work.

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Roland Bull

Partner, Head of Rural Investment

Roland oversees rural investment property worth £1bn for the UK’s oldest landowners. He’s also helping shape the country’s newest and most sustainable investment markets.

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Sabina Stothard

Assistant Environmental Consultant

Sabina is passionate about environmental conservation with a keen interest in policy.

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Ian Ashbridge

Partner, Head of Agriculture & Environment

Ian combines fundamental technical farming knowledge with wider investment and real estate experience when advising his clients.

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