Most Police forces are funded by their local authorities. Because of this they build up cosy relationships with local council officers, often belonging to the same masonic lodge. Additionally, the Police do not regard planning crime as a high priority and indeed very often do not understand the law sufficiently to realise a crime has been committed. It appears our Government has directed the Police accordingly. In any event our government declines to take action or to form a special planning crime unit to investigate deception and fraud, which is left to whistleblowers to fight, on the rare occasion a citizen is rubbed up the wrong way sufficiently to make a stand. Neither have the Government taken any steps to implement the recommendations of Lord Nolan and the Nolan Committee report on Standards in Public Life.
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:-
Ken Jones QPM
Police Headquarters, Malling House, Church Lane
East Sussex, BN7 2DZ
Tel. 0845 6070 999
Fax. 01273 404263
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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.
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