Historic Teversal village to be preserved

THE historic and picturesque village of Teversal is set to be preserved for future generations after councillors agreed to amend the conservation area to include a number of landmarks.

Ashfield district councillors voted to change the boundary to include Teversal Cemetery, Teversal Recreation Ground and the field next to it, along with Teversal Manor’s walled garden and the historic field to the south of the Manor. The changes were made as part of the authority’s adoption of the Teversal Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan and it was approved at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.

The move means that buildings in the conservation area cannot be altered without applying for planning permission from the council and future development must be sensitive.

Coun Chris Baron said: “It is something that we need to protect. The report indicates what a pleasant village this is and it needs to be cherished.

“We need to protect it for ourselves and future generations.”

And Council Leader John Knight said: “Teversal is a gem. It’s a place that anyone who goes says is chock full of historical references.”

The decision was also welcomed by chairman of The Friends of Teversal group Richard Goad.

He said: “We would have liked to have seen it be a bit wider but we are pleased with the scheme they have put forward.”

Ward councillor Jason Zadrozny said the move would unlock funding, preserve the village and boost tourism.

“We have a fantastic caravan park in Teversal. If people stay two nights instead of one and shop in the local shops that’s got to be a boost for jobs and the economy.”

Teversal Manor is thought to have inspired D. H. Lawrence’s 1928 novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.