Among those who backed Cllr Scorer’s amendment were the current council chairman Cllr Chris Mills (Cons, Kineton) and Cllr Justin Kerridge (Cons, Sambourne).

The Kineton ward represented by Cllrs Mills and Scorer covers the GLH site that has now been selected as the council’s preferred new settlement option.

The significance of Cllr Kerridge’s opposition to the GLH proposal is that he’s a member of the leader’s advisory group that’s been in regular discussions about planning policy in the Stratford district.

The council will now submit GLH to the planning inspectorate as part of its core strategy to allow the building of 10,800 homes in the district in the period from 2011 to 2031.

For a full report and reaction see Thursday’s Herald.