Outdoor Learning Facilities For Local Schools

Outdoor Learning Facilities For Local Schools

Rural teams at the Duchy of Lancaster have been visiting local primary schools across the estates to encourage open air learning and the extension of the classroom into the natural environment. Several community schools applied to the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund at the start of the Covid pandemic for additional funding to support new […]

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900 Jubilee Trees Planted

As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year, the Duchy of Lancaster is to plant almost 900 trees across its estates in Cheshire, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative. 70 commemorative oak and pear trees have been planted across the key farm holdings and a new […]

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Planning Success At Root Farm Buildings

Following extensive consultation with the local community, planning approval has been secured for the sympathetic redevelopment of a collection of vacant farm buildings at Root Farm in the village of Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire. The proposals include the replacement of an old steel-framed asbestos shed with four smaller new build units and the conversion of redundant […]

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Planning Success For Bantons Barn

The Duchy of Lancaster has secured planning consent for the conversion of a disused barn, stable block and cart-shed on its Wyreside estate in Lancashire into three new residential dwellings. The buildings in question are located at Bantons Farm, a steading which includes a two-storey farmhouse with an attached bank barn, as well as a […]

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Lancaster Castle Popular Heritage Destination

Lancaster Castle is enjoying record numbers of visitors this month with numbers up 90 per cent on last year and 60 per cent on 2019. During August, our weekly visitor numbers reached almost 5,000 and over the last two weekends in August we recorded a total of over 2,000 visitors to the Castle – a […]

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