Market Bosworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Far Coton and Market Bosworth

Bosworth in Bloom 2016

Clerk: Cathy Monkman
Parish Council Office, Parish
Hall, Park Street, Market
Bosworth, Nuneaton
Warwickshire CV13 0LL

  • Ashby Canal

    Ashby Canal

  • Polo mint finial

    Polo mint finial

  • Parish Field

    Parish Field

  • The Market Place RIII plaque

    The Market Place RIII plaque

PARISH HALL BOOKINGS

For Parish Hall bookings please contact the Benefice Administrator on admin@bosworthbenefice.org.uk or Tel: 01455 817255. Although the Parish Council is based in the building, the Parish Hall actually belongs to St Peter's Church and the full name is St Peter's Parish Church Hall.

Market Bosworth is a small market town that can trace its history back to a settlement in the Bronze Age. The Battle of Bosworth took place to the south of the town in the village of Upton in 1485. If you take a walk around the town you will find shields and Tudor roses as well as street nameplates decorated with Henry VII's dragon and Richard III's boar in recognition of the Battle. There are also three schools and three churches and with the Country Park, Water Park and Battlefield Line Railway within walking distance there is plenty to do for all ages.

The Parish of Market Bosworth includes the village of Far Coton as well as the settlement of Market Bosworth. This website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search engine or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Planning Application 21/00966/OUT for Shenton Lane

Gladman has resubmitted plans to the local planning authority (Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council) for a development of up to 90 houses on Shenton Lane.

When consulted on the original proposals by Gladman, the majority of comments were against this development and when reviewed by HBBC's planning committee it was overwhelmingly rejected.

In spite of this, Gladman is persisting and has submitted a new application which includes additional documents. More »

The proposed development is outside the settlement boundary. It is in open countryside and the views from both Shenton Lane and Sutton Lane (the gated road) would be severely impacted. In addition, the extra traffic generated on Shenton Lane and Warwick Lane would exacerbate an already very difficult traffic problem. Proposals to add a walkway on Warwick Lane would have a direct detrimental effect on the roots of a number of mature trees and the narrow vehicle carriageway would remain. There is nothing in the new documents to show that the concerns of the community as raised in respect of the original application have been satisfactorily addressed.

The proposed development ignores the wishes of residents expressed in the Neighbourhood Plan, which was based on extensive consultation and was supported by 89% of respondents in a referendum prior to its adoption.

Market Bosworth is not opposed to more housing development, but is opposed to this housing development. The Neighbourhood Plan positively supports development of more housing, whilst being careful not to undermine the character and rural feel of our small town. It designates a site for development of 100+ houses south of Station Road and the masterplan for that development has been reviewed and issued by HBBC, inviting interest from developers.

The application can be viewed on the HBBC website at: hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk , select Planning – Simple Search and enter reference 21/00966/OUT.

What can you do?

Object to this application by email to planning@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk with a copy to clerk@marketbosworth-pc.gov.uk (include your name and address so that HBBC knows that you are a resident) and include the planning reference 21/00966/OUT as soon as possible, and by Tuesday 12th October at the latest if you agree that it conflicts with the Neighbourhood Plan, the community vision and aims for the future of Market Bosworth. You can also comment directly on the Borough Council website's planning portal.

Even if you objected last time you will need to object again as this will be treated as a new application by HBBC.

What else can you do?

Make your views known about the future development of Market Bosworth by attending the 'drop in' event at Bosworth Hall Hotel on Friday and Saturday 8th and 9th October.

Pass this message on to anyone you know in Market Bosworth who may want to object and ask them to do so and to register to be kept up to date at the website www.bosworthvision.org.uk. » Less

Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 09:58 by Cathy Monkman

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order, Market Bosworth Road, Sutton Cheney

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location: Market Bosworth Road, Sutton Cheney (see weblink below). The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Leicestershire County Council to facilitate the repair of railings, the replacement of a concrete post and any other associated work to the highway. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 1 day commencing on the 5 th November 2021.

Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 09:56 by Cathy Monkman

Temporary Traffic Regulation, Coton Lane

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location: Coton Lane, Market Bosworth (see weblink below). The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway patching and any other associated work to the highway. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 1 day commencing on the 19th October 2021.

Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:01 by Cathy Monkman