All Aboard HMS Lancaster!

All Aboard HMS Lancaster!

Following a 24-month overhaul, HMS Lancaster is now fully staffed once again with all 129 crew members back on board. The 4,500-ton Type 23 frigate has undergone an extensive upgrade and refit over the past two years including the installation of the new Artisan 3D radar, improved navigational radar and a new generation Sea Ceptor […]

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New Aldi Store To Be Built On The Crewe Estate

Aldi is to build a new store on the North West corner of the Crewe estate in Cheshire. At a meeting of the Cheshire East Strategic Planning Board last month Councillors voted to approve the application and permit the development on a 1.5-hectare site off University Way. The decision overturns a previous recommendation for refusal […]

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Duchy of Lancaster Annual Report and Accounts for Year Ended 31st March 2019

The Duchy of Lancaster has today published its financial results for the year ended 31st March 2019. During the year: • Net surplus increased by 7.6 % to £21.7m • Net asset value increased by 2.8% to £548.6m. Nathan Thompson, CEO and Clerk of the Duchy Council, said: “We continue to develop a robust and […]

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Maria Roskell Joins The Team

The Duchy has appointed a new senior PA/Rural Administrator to support the Rural Teams based at Lancaster Castle. Prior to joining the Duchy Maria Roskell spent two and a half years in a similar position on another private landed estate in Lancashire. She is a highly experienced PA/Administrator with a good understanding of rural estate […]

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Bio-Diversity Audit Complete

Following the bio-diversity audit carried out in partnership with Natural England across the Rural Surveys between 2016 and 2018 all habitats have now been successfully identified, mapped and quantified. The resultant data allows for strategic oversight of each of the Rural Surveys as well as details of the characteristics of each estate including detailed evidence […]

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