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Art 'dome' gets planning permission

PUBLISHED: 11:42 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:27 12 July 2010

A field in a south Norfolk village will be turned into an inspiring art space featuring a dome display after the proposals were approved by planners.

Artists Christopher Parr and Rebecca Lyne, who live in Brockdish, have been granted permission to transform an area of agricultural land adjacent to their home into a sculpture and wildlife meadow which would be open to the public for a few exhibitions and events during the year.

A field in a south Norfolk village will be turned into an inspiring art space featuring a dome display after the proposals were approved by planners.

Artists Christopher Parr and Rebecca Lyne, who live in Brockdish, have been granted permission to transform an area of agricultural land adjacent to their home into a sculpture and wildlife meadow which would be open to the public for a few exhibitions and events during the year.

The couple told South Norfolk Council that they wanted to create a dry display area and plan to position a 7.5m diameter canvas geodesic dome marquee on a decking area based at the southern end of the field behind housing on The Street. A geodesic dome is an almost spherical structure based on a network of circles.

In a letter to the council the pair explained that the structure will be removed between exhibitions and events. “Our aim is to create an inspiring art space that will become part of the local and national art community,” they said. “There are very few exciting places to view sculpture in this area. We intend to promote both local sculptors as well as showing work from nationally exhibiting artists. Alongside this we would offer some practical art workshops/classes for children and adults and hopefully in the future school visits.”

The couple were granted permission for a change of use of the site by the council at a meeting of its south west area planning committee on Tuesday.

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