COUNCILLOR SUSAN STEDMAN
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Susan Stedman is a Conservative party member. She has lived in Horam for over thirty years and worked in the district for much of that time. She has represented Horam on Wealden District Council since 2003. She is very involved with village affairs working closely with the Parish Council. Susan is also a Trustee of The Club Rooms that has recently opened The Horam Centre in the High Street. In addition she has organised The Horam Mile for Sport Relief, three times, raising thousands of pounds. Well done Susan.
Home Phone: 01435 813182
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Ownership Agreement: Freehold
Rental Estimate: £1,500 pcm*
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Wealden is a substantial district covering some 323 square miles of lush downland where wealthy people like to retire. Wealden is the largest district in East Sussex, home to some 143,000 people.
This Council's responsibilities include housing, planning, building control, waste collection, recycling, emergency planning and economic regeneration. That last one is beyond the grasp of civil servants - and that is why the national debt is so high. They spend taxpayers money tying up would be entrepreneurs in knots. As many readers will appreciate, government directives are to encourage small businesses. Wealden, don't seem to get it. The national debt is increasing by some £2.5 billion a week, and all local authorities with corrupt officers still in their employ are partly to blame.
Wealden places a high value on protecting the countryside, but no value at all on protecting buildings of local historic interest - and that is one reason why there is no Local List. The other reason is that was inconvenient to have certain buildings recognised, which might clash with long standing enforcement agendas. The problem with this attitude is that tourism suffers, and tourism is one of the biggest earners in the South of England according to the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). It follows that the hidden agenda has been costing local businesses for years. A sort of 'cut off your nose to spite your face' policy.
Councillor Robert Standley is obviously a team player, but does that extend to covering up the inconvenient truth, or are the officers pulling the wool over his eyes? One prominent resident has been a victim of council discrimination, Human Rights violations and abuses for many years. This appeared to be institutionalized, with all departments put on alert to cover up past HR violations - but then came the Human Rights Act, leaving a lot of egg on faces to be removed slowly over many years in the hope nobody would notice the swing in policies. Fat chance!
ZERO CARBON BRITAIN - Hardly! Developments such as that proposed at Lime Cross field at Herstmonceux are making home ownership more of a distant memory for most young families in Sussex. The classic 70 house mix is now a favourite tactic employed by London planners such as Barton Willmore, who are scooping up windfall profits from the current loophole that thousands of speculative property developers are scrambling to take advantage on in the biggest gold rush since the Klondike.
Planning policies are being cast to the wind as councils are giving consents on land previously declared as unsuitable for development. Plainly, Lime Cross is well outside the village development boundary that is outlined in black on the above plan. The size of the proposed development, outlined in red, is almost a second Herstmonceux village, consolidating and pulling into the adopted village development boundary, Chappell Row, Church Road and Lime Park. At several planning appeals Wealden has argued the above - but is now indicating a 'U' Turn in policies that have held sway and cost the ratepayer almost £500,000 half a million pounds to cement. If approved, the level of hypocrisy will exceed that anticipated by hundreds of villagers who are protesting vociferously.
CONGESTION - In order to prevent traffic chaos, development should be balanced and gradual - so, should work from the village outward with even distribution around the compass. The proposed site access, though somehow approved by ESCC, is far from satisfactory - indicating just how deep Planning Gold Rush fever has gripped the county. Just as with the Klondike towns, excess village development will lead to long term disappointment.
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Brian Redman was elected vice-chairman
HERSTMONCEUX & PARISH COUNCIL CONTACTS
COUNCIL MEMBERS SITTING ON - AREA PLANS SOUTH 2015
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Ron Cussons - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Susan Stedman - email@example.com
LOCAL NEWSPAPER CONTACTS
Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western
Canada between 1896 and 1899. Gold was discovered there by local miners on August 16, 1896 and, when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a stampede of would-be prospectors. Some became wealthy, but the majority went in vain. The Klondike Gold Rush ended in 1899 after gold was discovered in Nome, Alaska prompting an exodus from the Klondike. It has been immortalized by photographs, books and films.
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THIS SITE CONTAINS MANY EXAMPLES OF WEALDEN D C'S UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR - With thanks to Action Groups across the country for the supply of real case history and supporting documents. *THAT THE PUBLIC MAY KNOW*
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