North Soar destination feasibility study

Destination Feasibility StudyClient: North Soar Trails Syndicate
North Soar is an attractive rural area of approximately 50 square miles located to the south of Nottingham and north of Loughborough. The area has a number of walking, cycling and horse riding trails, a rich heritage including a number of very impressive places of worship and the Grand Union Canal and Trent Navigation which add to the character of the area. Planning Solutions Consulting were commissioned by the North Soar Trails Syndicate to carry out a feasibility study into the opportunity of creating a destination, initially based on these activities and heritage assets including a number of churches, to benefit the local economy.

As part of the research we conducted a major consultation exercise with local businesses and landowners which helped to identify the potential development opportunities and associated benefits. We received the ‘asset’ base of the study area and the wider trends in the tourism sector.  This led to the production of a Vision and Structured Destination Action Delivery Plan to take forward initiatives to help create a ‘destination’ for both members of the local community and visitors.

How can we help?
If you have any questions about carrying out a destination development feasibility study or would like to discuss our work please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 07866 742628 or email