Despite the fact Petitioners had requested an independent investigation, Wealden District Council decided to investigate the complaints of 12 petitioners by means of an internal inquiry.  The panel consisted of Lord Newton, Jack Gore and Eddie Powell





Lord Newton resigned some months after the Panel reached its verdict, declaring a conflict of interest where land in his ownership had been identified as a possible site for landfill waste tipping.


The Wealden Action Group declared the findings of the Panel a 'Whitewash' and a 'Sham' as seen in the above Sussex Express article seen in their January 1998 edition.  When viewed against what Wealden's chief executive did next, you might care to agree.



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