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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Campaigners protest against new houses near Shakespeare's birthplace

Campaigners in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon Credit: ITV Central
Placards displaying messages against the housing developments Credit: ITV Central
Campaigners are lobbying trustees who are holding a meeting today Credit: ITV Central

People opposing two new housing developments on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon are staging a protest outside the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust today.

It's after the Government over-ruled the council to allow plans for 800 new homes to be built near the village of Shottery.

It includes a link road which would run behind Anne Hathaway's cottage, which is Grade One listed.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust owns some of the land needed for the project and the group 'Residents Against Shottery Expansion' is lobbying trustees to block its sale.

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