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Shakespearean housing row: Homes "a permanent scar"

Nadhim Zahawi MP has criticised a planned housing development near the cottage of Anne Hathaway in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Speaking during a parliamentary debate last night (8 November), he said the decision to give the development the go-ahead was "not a modest conservatory extension" and would "create a permanent scar on the landscape".

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Shakespearean housing row debated in Parliament

Ann Hathaway's cottage is a Grade I listed building, people fear the development will jeopardise heritage such as this Credit: ITV Central

A Parliamentary debate will take place tonight over the controversial building of two new housing estates near a Shakespearean house in Stratford.

800 homes are due to be built on green-belt land in Stratford Credit: ITV Central

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi has secured the adjournment debate. Planning Minister Nick Boles will be called to the adjournment debate to explain the decision to give the eight hundred home development the go-ahead. despite fierce local opposition.

Uproar as Government says 'yes' to 800 houses next to Shakespearean cottage

There's anger tonight in Stratford after the government has been accused of ignoring the wishes of thousands of people, the local MP and the council - and told a developer it could build two huge new housing estates near a Shakespearean house.

There's been a petition against it. The council turned it down. But the developer appealed - and the secretary of state Eric Pickles gave it the go ahead. Tonight there's a threat of legal action against the Government.