Northampton Borough Council agrees the Conservation Plan for the Battlefield

Last night, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1460 Battle of Northampton, a cabinet meeting of Northampton Borough Council agreed a conservation plan for the 1460 battlefield. In essence they

1. Approved the adoption of the Battle of Northampton 1460 – Conservation Management Plan as a Supplementary Planning Document.

2. Approved the Battle of Northampton 1460 – Conservation Management Plan to inform the activities of the Council and its tenants in the wider management of its assets which are not subject to regulation through the statutory planning process.

3. Approved the submission of a funding bid, working in association with interested parties and the community, to enable further survey work to be undertaken in accordance with a brief, agreed with the County Archaeologist and English Heritage, to try to establish the location of the Lancastrian encampment and further understand the wider battlefield.

4. Agreed to the development of a Battlefield Visitor Centre to showcase the Registered Battlefield, the results of any further survey work and any associated archaeology and local history in association with interested parties and the community.

The full report can be found here
http://www.northampton.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/7430/cabinet-9th-july-2014battlefield

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