The Crown Estate

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The Crown Estate manages for the nation the bed of the sea, approximately half of the foreshore and beds of tidal rivers. This management is effected through a series of specialist managing agents. Peter Riches was appointed to this role in East Anglia in 1990 and since 2008 has delivered the service in conjunction with Carter Jonas. In 2013 the role was extended to include areas on the River Thames.

The significant areas The Crown Estate manages through Morley Riches & Ablewhite are

  • The rivers of the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads
  • The Wash
  • Beaches from Blakeney to Horsey (including Holkham and Bacton), Hembsy, Hopton, Lowestoft to Kessingland, Walberswick to Bawdsey (excluding Thorpeness)
  • The estuaries of the rivers Blythe, Alde/Ore, Deben, Stour, Blackwater and parts of the Crouch and Roach
  • Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour
  • Parts of the Port of Felixstowe
  • Ports of Harwich and Parkeston Quay
  • Burnham Yacht Harbour
  • Hamford Water National Nature Reserve
  • Sections of the River Thames fronting current or former public buildings such as the Tower of London, Palace of Westminster, Lambeth Palace and Hampton Court

Activities typically undertaken on the foreshore and beds of tidal estuaries include

  • Structures for access such as jetties and pontoons
  • Reclamation
  • Moorings
  • Marinas
  • Pipelines, cables and outfalls
  • Wildfowling
  • Coast protection
  • Environmental management

The Crown Estate has recently published two new reports focussing on the coastlines of Norfolk and Suffolk which challenge perceptions about erosion and dredging:

Aggregate dredging and the Norfolk coastline

Aggregate dredging and the Suffolk coastline

Read more about the Crown Estate

Our Services

Clients choose to work with our friendly, professional team time and time again because we consistently deliver a quality service that makes their lives easier. Our plain-speaking approach ensures everyone is kept on the same page and that a project can move forward in a timely and cost-effective way.

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Property Valuation

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Development Consultancy

What people say about working with us

  • "Morley, Riches & Ablewhite – forgettable name, but seriously unforgettable service! We engaged MRA about 3 years’ ago on recommendation.  We have never regretted it. Good, practical advice on all property aspects, including new leases, professional discussions with existing Landlords and advice generally. At all times the service has been prompt, professional and cost-effective.  Communication skills are first rate and we have confidence in the calibre of MRA’s team and their ability to provide commercial insight and evolve innovative win / win solutions."
    John May, Director, Thompson & Morgan Group Holdings Limited
  • "Dudley Smith Partnership has enjoyed a long and positive professional relationship with Morley Riches and Ablewhite. Their broad professional services are delivered with efficiency and they display a practical approach together with proactive client service. Our respective firms have from time to time worked jointly on projects over the years and we are pleased to recommend Morley Riches and Ablewhite when the opportunity arises."
    Dudley Smith Partnership
  • "Peter Riches and his team was recommended to me by a fellow business man.   He has proven himself to be up to a very high standard in his profession and I like the way that he is prompt to deal with any situation in a professional way.   He has a dynamic, enthusiastic team around him which gives me confidence in my decision making in which I value his experienced advice."
    Adrian Coolbergen, Coolbergen Properties
  • "Peter Riches of MRA has managed an industrial property we own for the last 10 years and we have been delighted with the way our business has been handled. We have always found Peter to be very professional in his attitude; he has a good understanding of what we are trying to achieve, listens to our ideas and offers suggestions of his own. The rest of the team at MRA are always polite, friendly and helpful and we highly recommend the company and the services they offer."
    A J Kernahan, Developments Limited
  • "Being a local business in Colchester, we seek to establish relationships with local professionals in certain key areas of business. Morley Riches and Ablewhite are a professional friend of Handelsbanken and  understood from a very early stage what we were looking for from their reports. They  have been extremely prompt in their delivery  of valuations and more than happy to discuss all aspects of the property market within our catchment area, which we find very valuable.  Overall a pleasure to deal with."
    Russell Felstead, Handelsbanken
  • "Griffin Chapman has a long-standing relationship with Morley Riches & Ablewhite. Our experience is that they are highly professional, efficient and proactive. We have been pleased to recommend a number of our clients to Morley Riches & Ablewhite for assistance in property matters. The feedback that we have received has been highly positive. We have also been pleased to co-sponsor a number of successful corporate events with Morley Riches & Ablewhite over recent years."
    Griffin Chapman, Chartered Accountants
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