The site is under threat. It's next to a golf course and is in prime position to do things like plough it up, build a sports pavilion and so on.
Northampton Borough Council have drawn up a Conservation Management Plan ("CMP") which you can see here. This describes the site and what needs to be done to protect it. If it is adopted and taken seriously then the site will be better protected, and the amenities to enable it to be visited will be improved sensitively.
Most importantly no one will be able to do anything to the site without a battlefield archaeologist looking at it first and doing the appropriate work.
This is doubly important at Northampton as there's probably a late medieval artillery field park somewhere under the site, and there's a history of not really caring very much about it.
The CMP is now under consultation. It is important that the Borough Council (not known for being all that interested in anything historical that isn't to do with shoes) understand that people care. The number of people responding to the consultation is something they will pay attention to.
The consultation is available here. It takes less than 10 minutes to do. The consultation period expires on 27th March. ie Really Soon. So:
- DO IT NOW.
- DO IT TODAY.
That is all.
Post script: When you complete the survey, please mention that this is still a registered battlefield and any archaeology done should not be used as an excuse to develop the site. There is still a real threat that it will be developed afterwards!!