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Councillor Michael Brown called for Newark and Sherwood District Council's chief executive John Robinson to resign over 87-home development decision on Lord Hawke Way, Newark

A councillor called for a chief executive to resign after a controversial planning application was voted through at the third time of asking.

Michael Brown, who repeated his call after Tuesday’s virtual meeting of Newark and Sherwood District Council’s planning committee, has been asked to retract his comment ­— heard on a live public stream ­— and apologise.

The committee was asked to debate an application by Arkwood Developments, the development company owned by the council, for 87 homes off Lord Hawke Way, Newark.

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