Plans to build a garden city in Kent have been left in disarray after the chief executive of the body set up to build it has left after just five months in the job.
The departure of Robin Cooper as boss of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was announced at a board meeting this morning.
Mr Cooper was hired in July to lead the construction of a new town on brownfield land between Dartford and Gravesend.
It is understood the Department for Communities and Local Government wants to appoint a new chief executive with fewer close connections to the county.
Mr Cooper left his job as director of regeneration, community and culture at Medway Council to take up the post at the EDC.