A Historic England spokesperson said:
"The Battle of Bosworth was a pivotal battle in English history and we recognise the strength of feeling around the preservation of the site. In forming our advice we considered the potential direct impact on the registered battlefield as well as the proposal’s effects on wider views. After a thorough assessment we concluded that introducing new buildings and structures into the proposed development site, a small part of which falls within the registered battlefield, would cause some harm to the significance of the battlefield, but we also acknowledge that the scheme could bring public benefits. It is for the local council, as decision maker in this case, to weigh the level of harm that these proposals represent against the public benefits."