WAR CRIMINALS - Following Lord Kitchener's new "Scorched Earth" policy (the burning down all Boer homesteads and farms to stop the aid of Boers), many women and children were forcibly moved to prevent the Boers from re-supplying soldiers from their homes. More camps were built and converted to prisons. This relatively new idea was essentially humane in its planning in London but ultimately proved brutal due to its lack of proper implementation.
In a case involving Andrew Corkish, Tracy Nicholson and Valuation Tribunal Service panel members Judith Barnes and Peter Hardcastle, it was explained to the tribunal that was held in the Hastings Council offices on the 7th of September 2018 that they were party to a conspiracy to defraud in seeking monies for residential occupation of buildings that Wealden District Council knew could not be legally occupied because of an extant enforcement notice specifically preventing that use. The matter had been decided by two public inquiries in 1987 and 1997 by two different Inspectors for the Secretary of State. Wealden District Council did not appear to the High Court. The appellant could not afford to appeal to the High Court and there is no Legal Aid for planning appeals. Hence the matter had been decided by an independent tribunal, the Latin for which is Res judicata.
Res Judicata is Latin for when something has already been decided by a court, thus creating a legal estoppel. What Wealden and their chums in the Valuation Office are trying to do is have their cake and eat it. It is like charging a person for a whole block of flats when he only occupies one unit. Not only that, but an enforcement notice prevents occupation of that block of flats residentially. Granted that this is an odd example.
Andrew Corkish (for VO)
Charlotte Corkish (for VO)
Judith Barnes (VTS panel member)
Tracey Nicholson (for the VO)
Graham Wayman (for WDC)
Other players involved in the conspiracy to defraud over the years included:
WHO WE WERE FIGHTING AGAINST FROM 1939 TO 1945
COUNCIL OFFICERS 1982 TO 2018
Victorio Scarpa, David Whibley, Julian Black, Daniel Goodwin, Christine Arnold
Christine Nuttall, David Phillips, Douglas Moss, Ian Kay, Charles Lant
VALUATION TRIBUNAL SERVICE CONTACTS
PROCEEDS OF CRIME - Valuation officers who tow the party line are not only highly paid civil servants, but also stand to benefit from their involvement with underhanded dealings in planning consents in other geographical regions where there may be a "you scratch my back, and we'll scratch yours" arrangement. On the other hand, it could be that insider knowledge can be used legitimately to obtain consents for houses in the country such as this nice little retreat in an out of the way location, that might be termed green belt to the man in the street. If a council officer is paid cash for favours or receives 'in-kind' inducements for what amounts to fraudulent or even insider dealing and they are convicted, their assets could be seized by way of proceeds of crime. Is it worth it? Yes, power corrupts. It always will and those in positions of power will sometimes be tempted - because they know that others in their ring of power will protect them when the brown stuff hits the fan.
MISFEASANCE & MALFEASANCE
When an officer of the courts omits to include evidence that he knows is relevant to a hearing, that is termed misfeasance in public office. Where an officer then tries to cover up his or her misfeasance (as did Ian Kay in the Stream Farm matter), that becomes malfeasance. The difference is that misfeasance is a civil wrong, whereas malfeasance is a criminal offence. The leading case precedent on malfeasance is: R. v Bowden 1995 Court of Appeal (98 1 WLR).
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