A HEARING over claims that an elected member from Inverclyde breached the Code of Conduct for Councillors will take place in Greenock later this year.

The Standards Commission for Scotland have confirmed that SNP councillor Innes Nelson will appear before the watchdog at 10am on March 13 at the Inverclyde Council Municipal Buildings in Greenock.

Councillor Nelson backed a recommendation to impose a 270-home cap on the number of houses which could be built on the IBM site in Greenock at a planning board meeting in March 2, 2022, which the site owners said would make the project unviable.

He is accused of contravening three parts of the code by not revealing his property nearby and his previously expressed concerns about development on the site.