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Must do better in wot they rite

PUBLISHED: 20:40 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:12 05 October 2010

TOWN Hall planners in East London have been ticked off and told to redraft a report because it was illegible in places and incoherent. Their English grammar was described as poor by Tower Hamlets council s standards committee.

TOWN Hall planners in East London have been ticked off and told to redraft a report because it was illegible in places and incoherent.

Their English grammar was described as "poor" by Tower Hamlets council's 'standards' committee.

It was so bad that the authority's assistant chief executive, Isabella Freeman, felt compelled to apologise on their behalf, then joked: "Well, they are planners."

The independent chairman of the committee, Barry O'Connor, wasn't so amused and ordered the report to be redrafted.

"There were literally whole paragraphs which were nonsense," he stormed.

The report was meant to explain changes to the code of conduct for officers and councillors in planning matters.

They may now have to add grammar to the list.

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