Councillor Rod Menlove, Cheshire East's environment portfolio holder, has stepped down from the Cabinet in a shock resignation over the Lyme Green scandal.
An investigation into Lyme Green - in which the council spent £800,000 of tax payers' money on a waste transfer station without planning consent - was completed last month.
Coun Menlove announced his resignation at a full Cabinet meeting this afternoon.
He said decisions on Lyme Green were made without his knowledge but accepted they were made during his watch.
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