Commuted Sums assist new walled garden at Burnby Hall and Gardens
Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum have been awarded £75,844.89 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments. The funding has been awarded towards a new walled garden project at the site.
The remaining £8,427.20 for the £84,272.09 project will be raised by fundraising and crowdfunding activities.
Ian Murphy, Estate Manager at Burnby Hall Gardens, said: "We are really pleased to receive this fantastic Commuted Sums grant. It means that our Walled Garden project can now become a reality and that the local community and visitors from further away will be able to experience a fabulous new addition to Burnby Hall and Gardens."
Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for enhancing communities, said: "Burnby Hall and Gardens is a hugely popular attraction, and I am delighted that we have been able to facilitate this payment through Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval. I hope that the venue is successful in raising the rest of the money required for this exciting new project."