Shakespeare Housing Row

The latest on the continuing row over plans to build 800 new homes near the birthplace of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Council says it will appeal against planning permission

Stratford-on-Avon Districty Council says it will appeal against the government's decision to grant planning permission for 800 homes to be built near the cottage of Ann Hathaway.

A new primary school, health centre and local shops are planned for land near Shottery in Warwickshire, after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles approved permission last month.

A unanimous decision to appeal was made at a council committee meeting today.

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