SIMON P GOACHER
SIMON GOACHER - Is the financial officer of this council. So far we have nothing of any particular interest to report on Mr Goacher, except that like many of his fellow councillors they are paid for their services.
OF HERSTMONCEUX MUSEUM
This was revealed between 1998 and 2000, when the true history of the Generating Works slowly unraveled as archaeologists trawled over the wooden building to find that it was the genuine article. You can imagine the effect that this news had on Douglas Moss, Chistine Nuttall and David Phillips - who had themselves conspired to pervert the course of justice, in the case of Doug Moss and David Phillips, going so far as to falsify photographs to make it appear that the occupier was in breach of an Enforcement Notice that is in fact defective on several counts and a false instrument.
CONSERVATION PROJECT - At the turn of the century some more enlightened souls followed the work of Thomas Alva Edison in the USA, and other pioneers of electricity for lighting and installed their own private generating facilities in the UK. Charles de Roemer, an electrical engineer, constructed this substantial complex in Lime Park based on coal that was used to produce combustible gas for an internal combustion engine. By 1982, this building was falling over and would have done so, except for the occupation of another engineer who recognised the industrial find and took the trouble to shore up the structure - so beginning the long climb to get this valuable historic asset the recognition that it deserves.
DISCRIMINATION - It is unlawful to discriminate against any person or organisation, with reference to Article 14 of the Human Rights Act 1998. That said, preferential treatment appears to be routinely given to some members of the community, while Wealden DC use their position of trust to give others a very rough ride to foster the finances of those they may have helped in the past for consideration of another kind. Consideration does not always have to be the folding stuff.
The pictures above are some examples of planning consents (or development agreed as permitted) that has been granted in and around Lime Park, Herstmonceux. In the case of Lime and Oak View [lower right], this is a massive house built on green belt without any suggestion of affordability or other special circumstances. Double garages is a luxury not a necessity. Compare the cooperation of Wealden in the procurement of these consents, with the £500,000 spent to prevent the restorations of Herstmonceux Museum. Anyone looking at the facts would have to question why this council is acting so perversely - when planning permission all around the site is being given for much larger developments. To include a grant for 70 houses in the adjacent field. You might ask if the builders were connected in any way with any council member - and if they were if suitable declarations were made.
COUNCILLOR LINE UP FOR 2016
Clare Harrison (time for change already)
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FORMER STABLES - Wealden might say to one owner that they don't need permission to change the appearance of the outside of a building, such as the change from clay peg tiles to cement tiles on the Old Rectory in Lime Park - that completely changed the appearance of the stable keepers cottage. Then again, they might treat another occupier in Lime Park unfavourably, demanding a planning application for works that are in reality a permitted development, such as repairs to pre-existing woodwork.
Unfavourable treatment = discrimination in English law, as per the famous case of Kelly Davis a father of two, of Bath, won his civil action against the now defunct Wansdyke District Council last year when a Judge at Bristol County Court ruled that planning officers had "conducted themselves in a consistently unhelpful and obstructive fashion" in refusing to grant him planning permission for work on his home between 1989 and 1991. In this case the award of damages was £750,000.