Whittlesey councillor stands down from planning committee

Councillor Kay Mayor.

Councillor Kay Mayor. - Credit: Archant

A councillor says her decision to stand down from Fenland District Council’s plannning committee was not “entirely” down to the decision to approve the controversial Showfields application last week.

The development, to build 220 homes, a link road, equipped play area, football pitch, allotments and a nature park, was approved following nine previous refusals.

Former Whittlesey mayor Councillor Kay Mayor opposed the development. At the meeting, she said: “There are so many things standing against this application that I cannot support it at all.”

However, she was adamant she had been “considering her future in the committee for some time”.

She said: “It may look that way, but Showfields is not entirely the reason. I had been considering it for some time. But it was the final thing that made me make my mind up.”

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