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Labour threat to 'call in' all 'major' planning applications

Ruling Conservatives on South Kesteven District Council defeated a move from opposition members to have all ‘major’ planning applications come before committee.

Labour leader Phil Dilks told last week’s meeting of the full council he was “shocked” to read in the Grantham Journal that the “gigantic” XPO Logistics warehouse at Easton was approved under delegated powers - these allow planning applications to be decided upon without the involvement of a planning committee .

The old warehouse, which had burnt down, was 9m high, but its replacement will be five times higher at 46 metres - two metres taller than the tower of St Wulfram’s Church.

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