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Although Tracy Park was a large designed estate in its heyday, the damage caused to the character of the park by the installation of two golf courses was so fundamental that it had not been considered for listing.
A change in ownership brought a new approach. The new owner wished to develop the hotel side of the business; to restore the house, its outbuildings and setting to a high quality, appropriate to the house, and to add substantial modern facilities.
Illman Young were initially engaged to undertake an Historic Assessment and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
The structure of the park and the majority of its historic features remained – including the majority of the parkland trees
Park locally important and extensive, though much of the detail had been lost, and surviving features were in poor repair
New development located within the existing car park, away from the historic core of the site. This allowed restoration of some of the landscape features
The design aspect therefore centred around: