Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Adults and Communities which sought approval for a proposed Conservation Plan ‘Bosworth Battlefield: The Way Forward’ for the area of Bosworth Battlefield and support for the establishment of a local partnership to decide priorities for action in the area. A copy of the report, marked ‘J’, is filed with these minutes.
Mr Ould CC, as Local Member, congratulated the officers on work they had undertaken with the various agencies and landowners involved.
The Cabinet gave consideration to comments received from Dr Eynon CC a copy of which is filed with these minutes.
(a) That the Bosworth Battlefield Conservation Plan ‘Bosworth Battlefield: The Way Forward’, attached as Appendix A to the report, be approved;
(b) That support be given for the development of a local partnership to work with the County Council on matters such as rights of way, access and conservation issues, as outlined in paragraphs 16 to 18 of the report.
REASON FOR DECISION:
To enable a common framework to be in place for landowners and other local stakeholders to work towards developing a shared understanding of the area, its values and significance. As well as dealing with current issues and concerns, such a framework with a proposed plan of action will help to secure a sustainable future for the Battlefield landscape.