Stamford was the ﬁrst Conservation Area to be designated in the United Kingdom and there are over 600 listed buildings in the town.
While the site does not contain any heritage assets, it does fall within the setting of the Grade II* registered parkland of Burghley House.
To the north of the site, on the opposite side of the river, lies St Leonard’s Priory, a Grade I Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. There are also listed buildings in the wider area, including the church towers that contribute to Stamford's unique roofscape.
The existing empty factory buildings on the proposed site currently detract from the setting of these heritage assets and our proposal for St Martin’s Park provides an opportunity for enhancement through a high-quality replacement development.