The Landscape Agency has been appointed to draw up proposals to secure the future of Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The practice will prepare a detailed Management Plan for the 202 hectare site with a view to removing it from English Heritage’s ‘At Risk’ register next year.
The report will help further enhance the landscape at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with particular focus on reconnecting the landscape between Bretton Park, the formal pleasure grounds and the area it uses. The plan will look at historical development of the site as well as its current condition in terms of ecology, trees, land management and access.
Patrick James, managing director of The Landscape Agency said: “Yorkshire Sculpture Park is already a wonderful setting for sculpture as well as a place for people to walk and visit. We are delighted to put together this plan to help further enhance the landscape.”
The report, funded by Natural England’s Environmental Stewardship Scheme, is due to be completed in April 2010. Proposals set out in the plan will also form part of a ten-year programme of works to enhance the landscape at the park.