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Case study: New life for The Newt

Words: Matt Moody
Newt sculpture

Hadspen House in Somerset and its estate have been transformed from a traditional private estate into a high-grade hotel, landscaped garden and sustainable tourist destination. Good planning – with plenty of newt-counting – was integral, as Matt Moody discovers

web_RTPI_awards_2020_square.jpg CATEGORY: Excellence in planning for heritage and culturePROJECT NAME: The Newt in SomersetSUBMITTED BY: AZ Urban Studio and South Somerset District Council In 2013, South African billionaire Koos Bekker became the latest owner of the 17th century Hadspen House and estate, spending £13 million to see off prospective buyers in........
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