Council officer criticised as making “extremely flawed” assessment

A former garage in Swinegate, Grantham.
A former garage in Swinegate, Grantham.
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A council officer came under fire as a planning application was deferred at South Kesteven District Council’s development control committee meeting on Tuesday.

Councillor Michael King branded a financial appraisal carried out by the officer as “extremely flawed” in an application for the demolition of a garage in Swinegate and building of nine flats in its place.

Although the application was deferred, Coun Mike Cook said he believed the redevelopment would “enhance the area”.

The vote to defer was carried eight to five.