Protesters gather to protect Shakespearean heritage

Protesters carrying placards gathered in Stratford-upon-Avon Credit: ITV Central

Over 100 protesters opposing the development of 800 new houses in Stratford-upon-Avon have held a demonstration today.

The campaigners gathered outside the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in the town centre, in opposition of two new housing developments near the village of Shottery.

The protesters gathered to protect local history

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.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has said it supports the campaigners efforts to overturn the decision to build the 800 new homes.

Young and old gathered in opposition Credit: ITV Central
The protest was held outside the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Credit: ITV Central

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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.