Casper Johnson was one of the officers in Sussex to come to the rescue of the old generating buildings at Herstmonceux after Andrew Woodcock. He was extremely helpful, open and honest in 2016 and simply wanted to ensure the ongoing survival of a significant historic find on the doorstep of East Sussex County Council.
We imagine that his helpfulness was not rewarded by East Sussex County Council chiefs who were more than likely inclined to back Kelvin Williams and his henchmen, who had been perpetuating a different yarn for many years after Ashley Brown's and Kenneth Wilson's feigned ignorance's from 1982.
Rather than become personally embroiled in a disputed matter, Dr Woodcock had the good sense to instruct the University of London's Institute of Archaeology South East to survey the site in Lime Park.
The resulting Report was to confirm beyond doubt that the wooden generating buildings were largely intact save for being covered in corrugated iron possibly during the 2nd World War hostilities, though no machinery was surviving.
Subsequently in 2016 Peter Townley applied for consent to convert part of the Old Rectory outbuildings to a granny annex in application WD/2016/0890/F. Casper Johnson replied to concerns over a party wall issue that were finally incorporated in the grant of permission, so protecting the generating buildings from foundation disturbances. Big thanks then to Mr Johnson, an honest and decent man who did the right thing, but left ESCC soon after to be replaced by Greg Chuter, then assistant County Archaeologist, who had missed the significance of the application and raised no objections - when of course he should have been wise to the issues.
As you may imagine, the Report from 1999 did not please Victorio Scarpa, Christine Nuttall and David Philips who for years had been supporting the dishonest contentions of George White and Thomas Hoy that the electricity generating works at Herstmonceux had been demolished and replaced by another building that was a pump house. This was of course a calculated lie on the part of George White and his long time colleague Ian Kay, to part the then occupier from the premises by way of a long-term and secret agenda to disadvantage that person in violation of his Human Rights.
The story continues into 2019 with planning permission having been granted by Wealden District Council for up to 70 houses on the adjacent field. Given the lies perpetuated by this council over more than 30 years of wasted taxpayers money totaling more than £500,000 pounds, the scale of the hypocrisy is staggering.
If you pay Council Tax, this is an example of how councils waste your hard earned money, yet still have the cheek to increase charges. All of this is contrary to the United Nations principles of sustainable development as per the 17 SDGs aimed at a global Circular Economy and World Peace.
23 July 2018
You are telling us that
contamination is not an archaeological matter, but depriving the well of ground water and poisoning it at the same time, as will happen if houses are built as per the outline plan, certainly seems to us to be straying into archaeology territory. Hence, it must fall to be considered by the
Department of Culture Media and
Sport, and/or the
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government,
Heritage and Historic
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