17 October 2014
Wakefield could become a cultural beacon if plans are given for the go-ahead to develop the historic Bretton Hall into an international research centre.
The centre would focus on arts, landscape and the environment and plans could include a lux
An agreement was close to being reached with the award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture Park over the plans, which also include studio space for design and media companies which would further regenerate the district's economy.
The new research and conference facilities would bring a welcome boost to the area and breathe new life into the historic estate for an international audience.