It's being described as a 'political first' and a 'transformation' of the planning rules. Yesterday the residents of upper Eden voted overwhelmingly to support the 'local planning referendum'. See John Bevir's report below.
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The left winger became the fourth person to hold the post in the last three years after beating rival candidate Anas Sarwar.