PLANNING chiefs staged a fresh debate in a long-running row over a former soldier’s bid to build a house on his family’s farm.

Members of East Renfrewshire Council’s planning committee had delayed consideration of Gordon Pollock’s proposal for Mossneuk Farm until accusations against their colleague, Stewart Miller, had been dealt with.

READ MORE: Former soldier in war over house snub​

They also requested to visit the site.

The plan was initially rejected in December, despite council officers recommending it should be approved.

Councillor Miller, also a farm owner, branded it “rubbish,” leading to Mr Pollock, who has worked on the farm since he was forced to retire from the Army after being shot in Afghanistan, to complain to the council.

READ MORE: Probe launched after bias claim over rejection of Neilston farm house plan

He claimed Cllr Miller had a conflict of interest, with the Tory member responding by saying the Pollock family was “looking for excuses.”

Neighbours have objected for a number of reasons, including the risk building work could pose to children who use the nearby Barrhead Riding Club’s livery yard.