Public exhibition of vision for new learning centre at Holkham Nature Reserve

An artist's impression of how the new learning centre will look.

An artist's impression of how the new learning centre will look. - Credit: Archant

Plans to build a new learning centre and toilets alongside one of Britain's most popular national nature reserves is moving closer to becoming a reality.

For more than three years the Holkham Estate has been planning to provide a learning centre next to the reserve, near Wells, within easy access from the approach road to Holkham beach.

Next week people can see the proposed designs at an exhibition.

This will be at the Rose Garden Café in Holkham on July 10 from 2pm to 7pm.

The learning centre would help to educate visitors of all ages on a sustainable approach to enjoying the special environment at Holkham and provide much-needed toilet facilities.


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The proposed building would be located at the north-eastern end of Lady Anne's Drive on former arable land just outside the nature reserve.

The planned design of the building reflects features of the local landscape. The centre would provide a classroom and meeting room, a viewing gallery, office, toilets and an interpretation area with a small café.

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Sue Penlington, education officer at Holkham, said: 'The learning centre would complement and expand our current education provision with the dedicated education department which was launched earlier this year.' An application for planning permission is expected to be made in September.

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