What We Do

Planning

The Society is consulted by the District Planning officers on any plan that affects the conservation area of the town and also any large development proposals which could affect the town.  In the past we  responded to the proposal by Tesco to build off Lincoln Road and expressed our concerns about the effect on the viability of the town centre. Fortunately, this development was refused.

We have opposed the Mareham Road development because of flooding concerns on the town centre. We fought strenuously against the Langton Hill development and continue to monitor the development to ensure that conditions imposed are being met.

We supported the application for a very modern eco house off Bargate Lane because it was an excellent example of modern architecture and would not affect the townscape in that area.

We supported the houses on the Becks which are excellent examples of sympathetic architecture.

We try and encourage  developers to enhance rather than detract.


Conservation

We work with the district's conservation officer to protect important buildings in the town.  We report problems and Members help carry out periodic reviews of the state of protected buildings for English Heritage.

We are currently trying to get some work done on the Roman Wall, which should remove some of the growth in parts and try and ensure visitors can continue to view it.

We have been successful in helping to get historic paving stones replaced after being removed by utility contractors.


Enhancement

The planters around the town are provided by the Society and planted regularly with some financial support from the Town Council. The planters on the lamp posts in the town centre are also now being maintained and planted by the Society.  We have also provided the horse statues on Jubilee Way.


Inform and Educate

We hold regular talks and lectures about the history or people of the town.  We produce books and DVD's and leaflets to educate.

Protecting & Enhancing

Horncastle means a lot to our Members. We feel it is unique and we work to make sure it stays that way.