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Roman settlement threatened by housing complex construction

Construction of a housing development is threatening a Roman site that dates back to the 7th and 8th centuries and contains one of the largest Roman villas in the United Kingdom.

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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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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