Councillor Charles Carter has stood down from his role at Breckland Council

Charles Carter, Breckland Council's former executive member for growth.

Charles Carter, Breckland Council's former executive member for growth. - Credit: Breckland Council

A senior councillor has stood down from his role at Breckland Council.

Charles Carter, who was executive member for growth at Breckland Council after joining the cabinet in May 2015, formally resigned on November 1.

He will continue his role as the Saham Toney ward member along with councillor John Rogers.

Councillor Gordon Bambridge will take over responsibility from councillor Carter and councillor Alison Webb has been appointed executive member for people and information.

Councillor Carter said: 'With an increased workload and commitments elsewhere, I have reluctantly decided that my ability to serve Breckland as executive member for growth has become increasingly strained.

'While stepping down from this role, I would like to assure Breckland of my continued support, and look forward to concentrating more on local ward work and supporting a new executive member in any way possible.'

William Nunn, leader of the council, said: 'I would like to thank Charles for the very positive contribution he has made as executive member for growth – particularly for his commitment to developing Breckland's draft local plan.

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'His hard work is much appreciated and will, no doubt, continue as he represents the interests of residents in Saham Toney ward.'

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