Update to Former Council Leader Continues to Lose Power and Influence.
A proposal to remove Cllr. Bernard Theobald, (Wold View Ward), who until recently was the Conservative Leader of West Lindsey Dsitrct Council, as chairman of a planning committee is due to be discussed. A motion to remove Cllr. Theobald as Chairman of the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee will be considered in a meeting on Monday, 14th January 2010.
The former councillor resigned from his position as Leader of West Lindsey District Council at the beginning of December following allegations being made against him and the authority by the Lincolnshire Echo about a planning application to build a country house on land part-owned by two councillors, which Cllr. Theobald strenuously denies.
Cllr. Theobald automatically lost several positions including his roles on the East Midlands Regional Assembly, Lincolnshire Assembly, Local Government Association General Assembly plus the Local Government East Midlands General Meeting.
His position on the joint planning committee however, was not dependent on being leader of the district council. The committee was recently formed with the aim of allowing councils to work together to make better planning decisions for the region.