Is it just Mr Smith or does this appear to be another example of one law for a Councillor and one law for everyone else. Very dodgy.
"Councillors have overturned an official’s recommendation and granted Lochaber’s provost consent for a house development. Allan Henderson sought approval to change the use of an existing holiday unit in the grounds of his Gantocks home at Achintore Road, Fort William, into a stand-alone house. But planning official Stephen Fair claimed the sub-division would result in inadequate spacing between the two properties."
Would Joe Public have gotten such a sympathetic decision?