Due to national security concerns, the plans submitted for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s renovations at Anmer Hall were not made public. Now, however, the proposed addition of a conservatory has been approved.
As reported by Royal Central in September, “The Queen has ordered building work to begin on Anmer Hall, a strong indication it will become the country home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their baby Prince George.”
Permission for the new garden room was previously granted by King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. The conservatory although, needed an additional application and approval in order to install a glass roof.
The council commented that upon the application submission, they were given assistance from the Home Office stating “national security,” according to the BBC.
The correspondence from the Home Office alerted the council that the request for the conservatory would not be listed publicly due to “the nature of the planning application.” According to the council, “Because the request was an amendment of previously approved plans, it was dealt with by planning officers rather than being put before councillors.”
Since 1898, Anmer Hall is part of the Sandringham Estate. Prior tenants have included the Duke and Duchess of Kent who used Anmer from 1972-1990. Anmer is approximately 3 km east of Her Majesty’s Sandringham residence.
Former tenants, the Everett Family, used the property including The Old Stables for their timber business, Norfolk Oak. They relocated in September to West Raynham.
The conservatory is just a part of a larger plan which includes renovation of the wood stores for further storage and space, a reroute of the driveway and garage extension to allow for additional room.
To learn more about the history of Anmer Hall, read “Tell Me More About… Anmer Hall.”