Market Bosworth is a unique Market Town steeped in history and with its own particular characteristics.
It’s unique charm and desirability are explored in the following sections:
Bosworth Vision firmly believes that the unique qualities of the town must be preserved and underpin all considerations for development.
Market Bosworth has seen a rapid growth in population in recent years and there is significant pressure to further increase the residential housing stock and expand the settlement boundary into the surrounding open countryside. As a result, many issues have arisen and the key drivers for further development arise from a ‘duty of care’ for future generations, the needs and expectations of the residents and businesses and the strain placed on the infrastructure that has been moulded and limited by the history of the town. To a great extent the character of the town stems from the open vistas identified in the Conservation Area Character Appraisal as views that must be protected.
Development issues include:
- Transport: car parking, roads, road signage ‘pollution’ and the connectivity of the town with surrounding villages and beyond
- Housing: needs of the local population, especially first time buyers and those seeking to downsize
- Business: infrastructure, support services and expansion opportunities.
- Tourism: encourage more weekend visits to the town, Bosworth Water Trust, the Country Park, railway and canal.
- Infrastructure: meeting the changing demands for services (including high speed broadband and mobile phone reception [4G]), both commercial and social, for the local population.
- Countryside: protecting the green environment, especially the open areas, panoramic views and countryside surrounding the settlement area.