New Lease of Life for Disused Farm Buildings

New Lease of Life for Disused Farm Buildings

The Duchy of Lancaster has formed a joint venture with award-winning housebuilder Francis Jackson Homes to transform a number of disused agricultural buildings on its Higham Ferrers estate in Northamptonshire into a small residential development. Five individually designed homes will be created on Bidwell Lane in the village of Caldecott, just 2 miles from the […]

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Encouraging Sporting Excellence

The Duchy of Lancaster continues to support the provision of sports facilities and infrastructure on its historic Higham Ferrers estate with an agreement in principle to the letting of 11 acres to football club AFC Rushden & Diamonds. This follows agreement for an extended lease term and additional land for existing tenants Higham Town FC […]

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Duchy Brings Estate Management In-House

The Duchy of Lancaster has brought the management of all Rural Surveys in house with effect from 1st October 2018. As part of this change, the Duchy has restructured its rural estate management teams. Two Regional Surveyors of Lands will lead on the Rural Surveys working out of the Duchy’s London HQ and recently established […]

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New Special School To Be Built At Higham Ferrers

The Duchy of Lancaster has agreed to release 2.2 hectares of land for the building of a new free school at Rushden on its historic Higham Ferrers estate. Built by the Department for Education and to be run by Friars Academy Trust, this specially designed secondary school will offer places to 145 students with special […]

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Sustainable Soil Strategy

The Duchy of Lancaster recently hosted a workshop on soil management for a number of farm tenants.  The event was held at the Allerton Project, a Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust research farm in Loddington. The focus of the workshop was on soil structure, chemistry and biology and it provided an opportunity to share examples […]

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