Preserving our Heritage
Bosworth Vision seeks to enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors through the protection and enhancement of the visual impacts of buildings and land by:
- the imaginative conservation and use of heritage assets, particularly the listed buildings in the town centre
- improving the physical environment and ‘street scene’ throughout the area, including the creation of a safe and pleasant pedestrian network
- encouraging under-utilised buildings and land to be brought back into appropriate use and make a positive contribution to the street scene
- use of an urban design framework to guide development in the area.
Over recent years residents and their community organisations have enhanced the character of the local area; this needs to be reinvigorated and relevant public and private landowners encouraged to participate positively in this process. The H&B Borough Council’s interest in the promotion of the town is noted as potential means of achieving conservation objectives. There may be scope for ‘enabling development’ to make a contribution, whereby a development scheme creates the opportunity for further development and/or improvements to land and buildings. An urban design framework will guide new development, and improvements of existing development, towards a high quality outcome.
The Conservation Area is an essential element in the essential character of Market Bosworth.
The Conservation Area Character Appraisal carried out by the Bosworth Society provides a detailed insight into the importance of this area.