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February 16 2010

 Planners denounce not so bonnie Tindall scheme
Planners have knocked back plans put forward by two well know patrons of the arts to redevelop their 17th century Bonnington House.

Owners Robert and Nicola Wilson commissioned leading artists including Antony Gormley, Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks and Marc Quinn to transform their 80 acre estate into a sculpture park dubbed Jupiter Artland.

This had proven to be a considerable success in drawing visitors to the area and the Wilson’s had hoped to construct two modern wings to the A listed Bonnington House to accommodate visiting artists and guests.

Talks between the architect Benjamin Tindall, a favourite of Prince Charles and planners broke down, despite support from Historic Scotland, after the council described the plans as “out of scale” and “inappropriate”.

Both planners and applicant are expected to resume dialogue over how best to break the impasse.

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