Calls to protect 'rare' Roman Southwell
A university lecturer is calling for the rejection of a plan to build houses next to the site of a Roman settlement in Nottinghamshire.
Caunton Properties Ltd, who were unavailable for comment, want to create 29 homes on Church Street in Southwell.
Dr Will Bowden said the discovery of "rare" archaeological remains dating to the 7th or 8th Century made the site "wholly inappropriate" for development.
Newark and Sherwood District Council will consider the plan after 28 June.
The site is next to a scheduled monument - potentially one of the largest Roman villas in the UK, according to the University of Nottingham lecturer.
An investigation of the area the planning application covers found a Roman wall and archaeological remains. ...
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