PAUL WHITEHOUSE - SIMILAR FACT EVIDENCE
The then Chief Constable Paul Whitehouse, had been supplied with copy photographs and copy correspondence. Yet the gentleman refused to interview the informants or the suspects to obtain yet further substantive evidence in the form of Witness Statements, or to record the reported Crimes. Do the Police behave in this fashion, just to massage crime figures, or what else lurks beneath their reticence to tackle crime?
In the case of a senior Wealden planning officer and his enforcement officer buddy, photographs were used to mislead a High Court Judge, Paul Whitehouse already had sufficient evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the senior Wealden officers were liars and that the chief enforcement officer had perjured himself. Similar fact evidence to demonstrate this is not an isolated incident, came in the form of Chester Hudson's complaint that Wealden's then assistant district planning officer had (dated) colour aerial photographs of Stream Farm, clearly showing buildings extant ten years before an application for a Lawful Development Certificate.
Wealden District Council did not provide this information to the Inspector, which failure to supply is a criminal act as defined by the Town & Country Planning Acts. Instead, they supplied a monochrome copy of exceptionally poor quality, without any date attribute. The assistant planning officer gave his evidence on oath when he told the Planning Inspector hearing the matter, he could not remember where this photograph had originated. Yet it is a fact that a stickit poster was on the Council's file attached to the colour aerial photograph (and was photographed) saying: return to the named case officer. To add to the above, the assistant district planning officer (now District Planning Officer) is thought to be a keen pilot in his spare time and is known to make full use of photographic records - except in this case where the evidence was inconvenient to Wealden's refusal.
Another case surfaced where Wealden put two identical photographs before the Crown Court, hoping to persuade the Court they were taken morning and afternoon. Three well documented case involving Wealden's planning officers and either missing or manufactured evidence! Yet this is not enough for Paul Whitehouse. Paul Whitehouse later resigned on another matter involving impropriety.
A subsequent inquiry into Whitehouse's conduct by Sir John Hoddinott, the chief constable of Hampshire
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Many policemen are Masons. This can lead to corruption at high levels, where fellow Masons, members of the public, might obtain favours, charges dropped, or charges brought against someone, as examples. The law is quite often used incorrectly (illegally) to further the objectives of private causes. But who is there to investigate? Since many, if not most high ranking officers are Masons, in whichever force, even an outside force is unlikely to identify an officer who will make any effort to investigate a fellow officer. It's a club, for a favoured few.
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The above is just a few of a number of persons likely to be investigated in respect of certain cases brought against Wealden Action Group members, on the instigation of known Masons, councillors, or planning officers, many of which are themselves Masons.
Every regional Police Force has its own website which contains information and advice about police activity in the area it serves. You can select your local force, or the force for another region below: However, you will not find any information as to how to report planning crime. If you do report a planning crime, the force you have contacted will write back explaining it is a civil matter, despite the criminal sanctions in the Town & Country Planning Act as amended by the Planning & Compensation Act. If you really push for a crime to be logged, they will tell you they do not have the resources and to take out a civil action. Clearly, this is a crime in itself as in R v Dytham and R v Bowden - failing to perform one's duty to uphold the law. Please also see the Police Act and Code of Conduct elsewhere on this site. Just click the links.
It appears the UK Police Service works alongside a number of Government organisations, masquerading as independents, to stifle planning crime and suppress public outcry. The best thing you can do if you recognise any of the symptoms, is to lobby your Member of Parliament for a change in the law. The Ombudsman, District Auditor and Office for the Supervision of Solicitors are all their to preserve the status quo, regardless of the ongoing injustice:-
Hammer Lane, Vines Cross, East Sussex, 3 March 2004
If you have experienced of or been witness to any untoward attention, why not contact the Chief Constable:-
Police Headquarters, Malling House, Church Lane
East Sussex, BN7 2DZ
Tel. 0845 6070 999
Fax. 01273 404263
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