A LEADING opposition councillor has this morning resigned from Herefordshire Council's Planning Committee after claiming the planning process has been brought into disrepute.

Cllr Mark Hubbard was left angered after a planning application submitted by a committee member was approved by the chairman during a meeting last month despite it being recommended for refusal.

Cllr Hubbard, the former leader of It's Our County, wasn't in attendance as the committee sat at Hereford Shirehall this morning.

For the full story, see this Thursday's Hereford Times.