Shakespearean House Row

The latest on the row over the controversial building of two new housing estates near a Shakespearean house in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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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.

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