A FORMER Chairman of the Council has been appointed as the new Cabinet Member of the Tendring Council for Planning.
Council leader Neil Stock had held planning in his portfolio, but Little Clacton councilor Jeff Bray will pick up the slack.
Mr Stock said the appointment followed a review of the responsibilities of portfolio holders and would allow for greater focus on planning matters.
“As I have taken on responsibility for Freeports, a huge project of national importance, I believe that the responsibility for strategic planning would benefit from more focused collaboration with the chairs of the planning and local planning committees,” a- he declared.
“Mr. Bray has played an important role on the local plan committee, is the current alternate member of the Tendring Colchester Borders joint committee, and has been a dedicated vice-chair of the planning committee since 2019, and will be a great addition to our firm. .”
Conservative Councilor Bray will step down from the planning committee as he assumes the new cabinet role.
He said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the firm and look forward to working with my colleagues to implement our priorities across my portfolio.”