Naseby battlefield visitors’ centre given the go-ahead

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PLANS to build a museum and visitors’ centre at the Naseby battlefield have been backed by Daventry District Council.

For the past decade historians and battlefield enthusiasts have been trying to find a location for the centre to celebrate the 1645 battle and to act as an education centre.

It was feared the planning application may have been turned down by Daventry District Council’s planning committee last ngiht (Wednesday, July 20) after officers said in their opinion building a museum on the edge of the battlefield would damage the site.

However, after listening to the pleas of historians and project supports, including Lord Naseby, the councillors gave planning permission.

The Battle of Naseby was one of the key events during the Civil War and is often seen as a turning point on the road to democracy.