The Landscape Agency has been appointed to prepare a detailed management plan for the 2sq km Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) site with a view to removing it from English Heritage's At Risk register.
The report will have a particular focus on reconnecting the landscape between Bretton Park, the formal pleasure grounds and the area used by YSP. 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.
The Landscape Agency managing director Patrick James 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 10-year programme of works to enhance the landscape at the park.
YSP executive director Peter Murray said: "We are extremely pleased that Natural England is funding this crucial piece of work. This is a unique opportunity to protect and enhance the historic landscape that Yorkshire Sculpture Park sits within and to ultimately remove us from the Heritage At Risk Register."
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