Welcome to The Crown Estate
Purchase of rural portfolio from Rio Tinto
24 February 2014
We have purchased a 4,500 acre agricultural land portfolio in Northumberland from Rio Tinto. The portfolio will now be known as the Ellington estate.
The portfolio includes agricultural land, farm buildings, 19 homes, and an operational 13 turbine wind farm leased to Scottish Power Renewables.
Dunster woodland activity centre gets go ahead
05 February 2014
A proposed woodland activity centre near Nutcombe Bottom, close to our Dunster estate, has been granted planning permission by the Exmoor National Park Authority after an extensive period of consultation.
Work commences on Lecht road junction project
15 January 2014
A project to redevelop the Lecht road junction at Tomintoul on the Glenlivet estate has just begun.
The Gateway project is a partnership between the Cairngorms National Park, Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust and The Crown Estate. The project aims to provide an attractive welcome to the village and encourage passing motorists into Tomintoul.
Early Christmas present for West Somerset Community College
12 December 2013
We have presented West Somerset Community College students and staff with a Christmas tree for the school's lobby.
The tree, from one of our oldest Dunster Christmas tree plantations, was presented to say thank you for the efforts and dedication of students who helped our forestry team as part of their Christmas tree management course. The course teaches aspiring foresters every aspect of tree management from planting through to eventual sale.
Exe Estuary Trail complete
26 November 2013
The final section of the Exe Estuary Trail has officially opened. Culminating in a 120m-span bridge over the River Clyst, the crossing allows cyclists and walkers to travel between Exeter and Exmouth. The path is part of the National Cycle Network Route 2 and has been developed by Devon County Council.
We helped enable the construction of the bridge by granting the necessary rights across the riverbed, that forms part of The Crown Estate.
Delamere regeneration plans open for public consultation
21 November 2013
We are holding a consultation this weekend on plans to regenerate the former Marley Tile Works site, off Station Road, Delamere.
Following a consultation on initial proposals during the summer the organisation will present detailed plans at Delamere Community Centre on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November.
New Glenlivet mountain biking trails open
01 November 2013
New mountain bike trails and a visitor centre set in the stunning Cairngorms National Park will open Saturday 2 November.
The two mountain bike trails - a blue graded nine kilometre trail and a red graded 22 km loop - cover a combination of existing forest tracks and a newly built single track, and are expected to draw in a wide range of users, including visiting families, local residents and mountain bike enthusiasts.
Supporting pupils near Holmewood estate
17 October 2013
We have pledged £500 to the East of England Agricultural Society's Kids Country education programme, which will allow over 200 pupils from schools neighbouring Holmewood estate, near Peterborough, to travel to the East of England Smithfield Festival on 5-6 December 2013.
2,000 year old Roman villa found in Devizes
08 October 2013
The remains of a 2,000 year old Roman villa appear to have been discovered near Devizes under part of Crown Estate land proposed for a housing development by Lay Wood between the Kennet Canal and Horton Road.
The exact nature and quality of the find are being assessed by a team of archaeologists. Should the housing development go ahead, there could be an exciting opportunity to unearth the Roman villa and study it fully, possibly involving local schools and the wider community.
£450,000 invested in flood protection scheme
08 October 2013
We have spent £450,000 to upgrade the flood protection and drainage system on the Sunk Island estate. Improvements will be made to the Spragger Clough drainage outfall, the structure which prevents the River Humber flooding the estate at high tide.
- 17 April 2014 Tourism boost as nearly 5,000 visit new bike trails
- 04 April 2014 5,000 home development for Thetford approved
- 01 April 2014 Legal panel appointed for Rural and Coastal portfolio and Windsor estate