Historian Mike Ingram has contacted me to spread the word about a threat to the location of the 1460 Battle of Northampton, a battle which is seen as "the first major engagement" of the Wars of the Roses. The site is a registered battlefield but there are plans to build a car park on it.
You can read more about this at https://northamptonbattlefieldssociety.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/new-threat-to-1460-battlefield/, the Northampton Battlefield Society blog, which also gives a link to the Northampton on-line Planning Portal where you can register your objection - follow the instructions given by the Battlefield Society. The planning application says that responses are required by 28 August, so an early response is essential.
You can also read a statement from the Northampton Battlefield Society at https://northamptonbattlefieldssociety.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/nbs-statement-on-new-threat-to-the-1460-battlefield/.
Mike has written an excellent article on the Battle of Northampton for the Northants Herald & Post newspaper - see http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/Forgotten-History-Northamptonshire-Battle/story-26827169-detail/story.html
Please help to protect this historic site.