December 5 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A west Norfolk mansion could be one step closer to becoming the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince George, after permission was granted to make changes to the site.
Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham Estate, is widely believed to be the future home of Prince William and his family.
The 10-bedroom Georgian house is situated just two miles from Sandringham House at the heart of the Queen’s estate and is thought to have been gifted to the young family by the monarch.
West Norfolk Borough Council has approved the resubmitted plans without them going before the planning committee.
Changes included in the application are the conversion of a garage block into an equipment room, the conversion of wood stores into accommodation and the re-routing of the driveway.
The proposal also includes the building of a new garden room which will have a glass roof.
The 16ft by 16ft room was originally planned to have a tiled roof and the change was one of the reasons for the plans being resubmitted.
In January, it emerged that the Queen was giving the property to her grandson. Shortly afterwards, aides submitted a planning application for major alterations to the home to increase security and make the site suitable for a young family.
Anmer Hall has been home to James Everett and his family since 2001 and has been the base for their Norfolk Oak business.
Recently the company announced they would be moving their operations to a hanger at former air base RAF West Raynham and completed the move last month increasing the speculation of imminent Royal arrivals.
Anmer Hall has been part of the Sandringham Estate since 1898.