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Shakespeare heritage site threat

A hearing will take place held today over controversial plans to build hundreds of homes on greenbelt land near Anne Hathaway's former cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Opposition to building near Shakespeare heritage site

Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery Credit: PA Pictures

The Shakepeare Birthplace Trust has confirmed its opposition to selling land near to Anne Hathaway's cottage.

Developers, Bloor Homes, want the land for housing.

Earlier this year Communities Secretary Eric Pickles gave permission for the deal to go through.

Residents and the council are also against the proposals but the Trust says it can't rule out being forced to sell.

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