Dear The Crown Estate,
How many acres of land do you Own, Manage, Lease or currently control ? As of December 2017.
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Dear Mr Bloomer
Thank you for your request for information. You asked how many acres of
land The Crown Estate owns, manages, leases or currently controls as of
Our estate changes very frequently due to sales and purchases, and as we
do not have a business need to keep a running total of the area we do not
hold the information to answer your query exactly. I can, however, confirm
that The Crown Estate has around 249,000 hectares (or about 615,000 acres)
of property registered at the Land Registry. This includes our Central
London properties, regional retail properties, rural estates and foreshore
(the area between high and low water). A small area of our land remains
unregistered, and includes some common land in Wales. Other land and
interests cannot be registered, such as the sea bed out to the 12NM limit
and rights on the seabed beyond that.
Our website shows the extent and variation of our portfolio:
The interactive map on our website allows you to navigate around the
country to see what we own:
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