COUNCILLORS: Robert Standley (Leader) and Chris Hardy (Chairman) are the effective leaders of WC and the controlling minds - along with their executive officers. What is their vision for a fair society that is climate friendly? Do they have one? It does not look like it to us. Why is it that these members can be elected year after year without fresh faces coming into the picture to at least make a stab at getting things right. Fresh faces means new ideas, where the old ideas do not seem to be not working.
COUNCILLORS: Johanna Howell, Susan Stedman and Ann Newton are the current planning committee heads in Wealden land. They are directly responsible for ensuring that climate change is tackled and that affordable housing is built for young families so as to avoid financial slavery. Along with their planning officers, they should be directing that affordable housing is built with sustainable features for the Circular Economy that the rest of the world is striving for. Of course Brexit is about to cause a major hiccup in the ability of our academics and not-for-profits to compete for research funds, but that does not mean we cannot build a United Kingdom to prevent us sliding back into the fossil-fuelled dark ages.
In the main, Councils in the United Kingdom believe that they are a law unto themselves. Instead of embracing statute that is inconvenient to their local agendas, they look for ways to get around requirements that Whitehall has set as targets. Thereby defeating the law laid down by Her Majesty's Parliament.
Every now and again caselaw is made in the Courts that guides councils as to their anti-social behaviour, but still this has little effect in the back passages of your local authority. For it is in the darker corridors of power that foul deeds are hatched and perpetuated, not in public where it would be detected and shunned.
FLUSHED WITH SUCCESS - We imagine that Wealden would have been overjoyed in duping the High Court into making an Order that demanded removal of toilet facilities from their long-term adversary's home, condemning him to defecate in the old fashioned way - and remarkable is it not how well an animal can adapt and build from sheer determination until it is time to reveal the truth and his gleaming new urinals. The building has toilets re-fitted of course thanks to Dame Butler-Sloss and the occupiers rejoice with each pull of the handle, at the resourcefulness of this underdog when the chips were down. The frivolity at Wealden's offices was short lived when the Health & Safety Executive chimed in to spend a penny or two. From that point on Wealden have been bogged down with the publication of what they had done - and permanent skidmarks in the underpants of their hall of shame. No amount of toilet tissue can ever wipe the brown from this council's back passages.
Don't forget your Council's appalling Human Rights record. The above story is true and fairly recent. If your officers don't start to behave themselves, you, the members will have to potty-train them. They must start telling the truth to committees and doing something about the tragedy that is climate change. If you sort that out for us, we'll take care of feeding the world.
POTTY TRAINING - Using a potty may be a new skill for your planning team to learn. It's best to take it slowly and go at your candidates pace, about the same pace as a child should do the trick. Being patient with them will help them get it right, even if they sometimes feel frustrated. They should be taught that every person is entitled to a toilet no matter how much their team are out to get any challenging member of the public - and yes we know how irritating it is to be caught out - and yes of course that makes you hate that member of the public more - so that you try another dirty trick. So, if you still think the vendetta route is the way to go, be sure that you don't get caught with your trousers down. Your target may come back to haunt you with the inconvenient truth and reveal what you did and why you did it. In the words of Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar: "The truth will set you free".
Nelson Kruschandl - Potty Trainer
If having read this you still feel the urge to go after Mr Kruschandl for showing your council the error of its ways, you are probably not suitable material for continued membership or employment - because you have been influenced emotionally by the knowledge that your council have been beaten on a serious discrimination matter by a former target.
You may feel ashamed at the actions of your council at being found out for the deception orchestrated by your planning/legal officers as to the history of the Generating Works at Herstmonceux in 1986/7 - but this case should have heralded a turning point in your modus operandi.
The deception was begun by George Morham White, Richard Mercer and Thomas Hoy who gave evidence - denying the building was a historic asset in 1987. The deception was continued by Douglas Moss, Ian Kay, Christine Nuttall, David Phillips and Victorio Scarpa into the year 2000 and the deception is maintained today by Charles Lant, Trevor Scott and others yet to be identified.
HOUSE TRAINING COUNCILS - Making councils obey the law of the land is incredibly difficult where institutionalized discrimination is rife and there are too many vested interests for them to be able to do the right thing. We need then to look at how we train animals not to foul our houses, for guidance on how to treat officers and members that are well versed in controlling development to suit their pockets, rather than the pocket of all those young families that cannot afford to live.
NPPF - According to the National Planning Policy Framework document, all local authorities are required to identify and earmark land for affordable housing. There is also a presumption that climate change targets will be met as per the Climate Change Act 2008, a United Nations target to reduce global warming.
This requires a good deal of forward planning and the making of hard decisions as to land use, that unfortunately, corrupt councils will find impossible to achieve without upsetting their present cozy relationships with favoured developers and Parish Council ties. Wealden's solution was to invite, rather than tell, landowners what land is suitable for affordable housing.
CHURCH ROAD HERSTMONCEUX - What a lovely house. But, and this is a big but, where are the sustainable energy features and is this affordable?
Another missed opportunity in a long list of unfortunate consents. We wonder what the incentive was to allow this development to proceed in the face of a housing shortage for young families on low wages. Susan Stedman was the chair of the committee that either approved or should have moderated on this permission. Have you seen any affordable housing being built in your area?
Wealden are talking the talk, but not walking the talk. This is a house in Church Street near the village of Herstmonceux that was still being built in December 2017. Next door there is a similar large house also new-build and also devoid of any micro generation features. It appears that this council are hell bent on building more of the same that got us into the climate change mess.
But listen to this: they are at the same time stopping Herstmonceux (Virtual) Museum from adding micro generation and other passive energy harvesting features such that climate change targets can be met. Not only are this council doing it wrong, but they are doing it all wrong! Johanna Howell, Ann Newton and Susan Stedman are the chair persons of the planning committee at Wealden District Council. Having accepted these positions of trust they should be making sure that planning officers are insisting on climate change features for new builds and that there is a balance of affordable housing that will ensure a sustainable society.
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