Ann Newton is a seasoned councillor who should not be  bamboozled by officers on the take








Councillor Ann Newton - is a team player, but does that extend to covering up the inconvenient truth. Let us see for how much longer the officers can pull the wool over her eyes?  She has attended an impressive list of training courses about planning, so should be clued up on climate change, affordable housing and the circular economy. Will Ann then go along with any perverse officer recommendations or will she call time out. Is she part of the problem or a potential cure. We'll have to wait and see? The fact is that councillors have a huge responsibility to do the right thing and have a position of trust that could earn them a lot of money if they were inclined to look the other way as to wrong doing. Then there is the housing crisis and failing all of those who are homeless or wanting to start a family on an equitable basis - instead of becoming financial slaves for the rest of their lives. Is Ann selling our youth into slavery?


With petrol cars being outlawed by 2040 in the UK, plans should be in hand for transition to electric vehicles - but Wealden do not even have charging points in their own car park. How many officers and members drive electric vehicles? We wonder. Lead by example, that it how it should be done. As a Conservative Party member, Ann will know that Michael Gove is in trouble with Europe and Theresa May's government has been found guilty of failing to meet air quality requirements by the High Court. Would you like to change party Ann?


Councillors can steer applications without merit to approval for friends or just for favours - or worse: a brown envelope. At the moment there is no effective planning watchdog, where Sussex Police appear to be on the payroll, because they have not so far investigated any of the 12 Petitioner's complaints and they have helped this Council to whitewash what was and is a matter of some concern, thanks to the cozt relationship between Derek Holness and the chief constable at that time. We live in hope that that will change with the election of an honest chief constable and maybe even a willing crime commissioner. Preferably one free of masonic or city money connections.



Find your local councillor in the Wealden District


Councillor Ann Newton


Title:   Portfolio Holder for Planning & Development
Party:  Conservative
Ward:  Framfield
Parish: Framfield ; Heathfield & Waldron (Waldron)

Home address: 
Framfield Road
East Sussex
TN22 5LR

Phone: 01825 890103




UCKFIELD FM 21 NOVEMBER 2017 - Wealden District Councillor Ann Newton and Wealden DC Head of Planning Policy & Economic Development Marina Brigginshaw spoke with Tony Williams about the exclusion zone and pollution monitoring on the Ashdown forest:-



Terms of Office

04/05/2007 - 05/05/2011
09/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
07/05/2015 - 00/05/2019

Appointments to outside bodies

Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Joint Committee (Reserve)


05/05/2015 - Data Protection Training
13/04/2016 - Planning
12/09/2016 - Planning
02/12/2016 - Keeping Councillors Safe
14/11/2017 - Overview and Scrutiny Training






WAITING LISTS - This could be a scene in Wealden land if they fail to deliver housing stocks in sustainable fashion. People queuing up to buy affordable houses that have yet to be built. Why? Because the district is catering only for the rich.



Uckfield News Ashdown Forest rule Court of Appeal overturns council decision


UCKFIELD NEWS JULY 9 2015 - 7km Ashdown Forest rule dropped but council says developers must prove plans will not harm forest

The Ashdown Forest 7km rule has been removed from Wealden District Council’s Core Strategy Local Plan.

It is this rule which has severely restricted building in Uckfield since it was introduced.

Following a hearing in the Court of Appeal, Wealden has agreed that the reference to the 7km zone and the specific reference requiring SANGS (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Spaces) and on-site visitor management measures will be removed from its Core Strategy Local Plan policy.

All other elements of the Core Strategy remain in place.

‘Court of Appeal decision on technical point’

The victory in the Court is not a “green light” for development to re-start.

The council said it does not mean the Forest is less important today as an environmentally protected site of European significance than it was yesterday.

Cllr Ann Newton, Wealden Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Planning, said: “This disappointing Court of Appeal decision is on a technical legal point.

“The Judge has not said that the policy is incorrect, rather that we had not explicitly considered the alternatives.

Damage to the Ashdown Forest

“In practical terms the appeal outcome will mean that applicants will still have to prove, to the satisfaction of the council, that their development will not be causing damage to the Forest.”

“The council is already considering its detailed planning policies to protect the ecology and the wildlife of Ashdown Forest as part of its production of the Wealden Local Plan which is due to go out for public consultation in the autumn.

Habitat regulations

“All planning applications will continue to be subject to the Habitat Regulations which protect the Ashdown Forest Special Protection Area. The 7km policy has provided guidance which we have now had to remove. In practical terms the appeal outcome will mean that applicants will still have to prove, to the satisfaction of the Council, that their development will not be causing damage to the Forest.

“The Council is already considering its detailed planning policies to protect the ecology and the wildlife of Ashdown Forest as part of its production of the Wealden Local Plan which is due to go out for public consultation in the autumn.”

1,000 new homes approved in Uckfield

“The Council’s members and officers recognise the need to deliver housing and recent planning approvals including 1,000 new homes in Uckfield prove this.

“But we also need to balance this with protecting Wealden’s high quality environment. This is exactly why we are making significant investment in delivering SANGS and SAMMS [Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Strategy], which are now starting to come on stream, as a key strategy for enabling development in the north of the district.”

The council said it would continue to be open to all suggestions for suitable mitigation measures to protect the forest for those applications which are deemed to require them and will be consulting with Natural England on appropriate approaches.

How it will work

Any new planning application will be screened under section 61 of the Habitat Regulations and if it is determined that the application either alone, or in combination with other factors, is likely to result in a significant effect on the Special Protection Area, then an appropriate assessment will be required to determine the implications for that site in view of the site’s conservation objectives.

Where the implications for the site are not known or it is uncertain, then the precautionary approach must by law be applied.

It will be the duty of Wealden District Council to determine if the application will have a likely significant effect on the integrity of the SPA and whether suitable mitigation measures can be applied to mitigate the impact.

Where an appropriate assessment is required, applicants will be required to provide the relevant information in order for the Council to undertake an appropriate assessment including any required proposals for mitigation measures.


October 2012: After a Public Examination, Wealden’s Core Strategy Local Plan, including the 7km protection area, approved as sound in the Planning Inspector’s report. It was subsequently adopted by Wealden District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority in February 2013.

Numerous planning appeals have been made against Wealden’s refusal to grant planning permission on the grounds of the 7km protection area. On each occasion independent Planning Inspectors have upheld Wealden’s decision.

February 2014: The Core Strategy Local Plan was subject to a Judicial Review brought by a consortium of local landowners, Ashdown Forest Economic Development.

The High Court upheld Wealden’s Core Strategy Local Plan and the policy for the 7km environmental protection area: Mr Justice Sales dismissed claims that the council had breached EU regulations by not considering alternatives to the 7km protection zone around Ashdown Forest as in his opinion the principled reasoning and evidence to justify the decision was clearly set out in the relevant environmental report.

October 2014: Lord Justice Lewison gave Ashdown Forest Economic Development leave to Appeal on the sole ground that the Council had failed to explicitly consider reasonable alternatives to the 7km zone.

July 2015: The Court of Appeal rules that the Council had not explicitly considered suitable alternatives to the 7km zone of influence and the mitigation proposed within that zone and that it was required to do so under regulation 12 of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Regulations.

The Court of Appeal’s conclusion, “arrived at with a degree of reluctance”, has resulted in it being agreed that the reference to the 7km zone and the specific reference requiring SANGS and on-site visitor management measures will be removed from WDC Policy WCS12.


Uckfield News on Ann Newton and David Phillips 1,000 new homes build June 13 2013


1000 HOMES - Ann Newton and David Phillips (still with Wealden despite his perjury as to photographic evidence on at least two occasions: David Charnley and Nelson Kruschandl) are seen here together in this Uckfield News article from 2013 concerning development alleging 35% affordable housing.


You must be joking, they are not affordable by any means in the legitimate sense of the average person on the average wage in Uckfield. Councillors generally are living in cloud cuckoo land paying lip service to the phrase in an attempt to bribe developers to build in their area. What about Climate Change and the 2008 Act. We don't see any micro energy generating features - and yet this council are making a big deal about the Ashdown Forest. Hypocrites or what!


The main point here is that Councillor Newton is confirmed to be working with a know criminal. Just because Sussex Police will not prosecute any of their friends at Wealden, you should bear in mind that there is no statutory time bar against perjury or attempting to pervert the course of justice. A man with a record like this has not place working in any council with councillors - and his courtroom dramas were well known within this council due to the Petition with Lord Richard Newton as the head of a rigged panel. Why then is Councillor Newton seen here with David Phillips and how was it that Phillips was allowed to swap roles to work on environmental matters such as to qualify for an enhanced pension. This is just as dodgy a decision as one can get, and presumably, the pay off for years of lying on oath and falsifying evidence, allegedly No wonder he has white hair!


1,000 Uckfield homes: your chance to influence development: Uckfield residents have the chance to influence the development of 1,000 homes to the south and west of the town.

A new phase in the planning process starts on Monday (June 17 2013) and lasts until Monday, July 29. It will include a staffed exhibition at Uckfield Civic Centre on Saturday, June 29, (10am to 1pm).

The exercise is being carried out by Wealden District Council and covers all the strategic sites in the Local Plan.

Help ‘tailor’ site for 1,000 new homes - The principle of the 1,000 houses in Uckfield is established and cannot be undone.

These consultations – known as the “representation” phase – are about how these sites will be developed.

Cllr Ann Newton, Wealden’s Cabinet member for planning and development, said: “There has to be acceptance now of the number of houses allocated to each site.”

She said the present work would allow residents and developers help “tailor” the site in the best possible way.

“The public exhibitions will concentrate on what the Strategic Sites mean for specific communities,” said Cllr Newton.

Cllr Newton is pictured above with David Phillips, the council’s head of planning and environmental policy.

She hoped people would tell the council what they agree with as well as speaking out against ideas they did not like.

35 per cent affordable housing - Key elements of the proposals for Uckfield include:

* Around 1,000 new homes;
* New employment areas;
* Educational facilities, although no details are known;
& 35 per cent mix of affordable housing; and
* No homes near the waste water treatment works unless mitigation work is carried out.

This is the second round of consultations on the details of the site. The first saw views and opinions go to Wealden District Council which helped shaped the document which will be open for comment over the next six weeks.

Views expressed in this new phase are known as “representations” because they will be collated by the district council and passed for consideration to an independent planning inspector, appointed by the Government.

Have your say exercise - There will be public “examination” of the council’s document and the representations at which members of the public can appear, if they wish. Representations submitted will be made public.

Running alongside the “have your say” exercise on the strategic development sites, Wealden District Council also is also consulting about the new Community Infrastructure Levy. It shows the proposed costs to developers lists potential infrastructure schemes to be paid for (or partly paid for) by CIL money.




Marina Brigginshaw with Cllr Ann Newton – Wealden District Council – Talking to Tony Williams about the Ashdown Forest Exclusion Zone


Councillor Ann Newton and David Phillips enforcement flunkey


Cllr Ann Newton with David Phillips - working together on the plan to build one thousand houses in Uckfield and never mind the carbon footprint.



Abbott Trevor - Alcock Charmain - Ditto - Arnold Chris (Christine) - Barakchizadeh Lesley - Black Julian -Boakes Beverley

Paul Barker - Brigginshaw Marina - Brown Ashley - Coffey Patrick - Douglas Sheelagh - Flemming Mike - Goodwin Daniel

Henham J - Holness Derek - Hoy Thomas - Johnson Geoff - Kay Ian - Kay I. M. - Lant Charles - Mercer Richard - Mileman Niall

Moon Craig - Moss Douglas, J.Nuttall Christine - Phillips David - Scarpa Victorio - Scott Trevor - Kevin Stewart

Wakeford M. - Whibley David - White, George - White Steve - Williams Kelvin




Hailsham could nearly double in size under a new local plan proposed by Wealden District Council.

The council wants to see up to 9,380 new homes built in the town by 2037, which would represent a proportional growth of around 97 per cent.

The potential growth comes as the council looks to adopt a new planning framework for where new houses should be built in the area.

Hailsham has the largest level of potential development under the proposed plan but other towns in Wealden are also set for significant growth over the next 22 years.

Polegate and Willingdon could get a further 1,000 homes, while Heathfield could see 800 new homes and Stone Cross around 500.

Several villages in Wealden are also expected to grow under the plans with 350 new homes in Westham, 230 in Herstmonceux and 30 in Pevensey.

Hellingly could also have 30 more houses, 50 in Windmill Hill and 20 in Maynards Green as well as a number of smaller potential developments in villages across Wealden.

The proposal also includes plans to improve the roads, shopping centres and other infrastructure around the district as more houses are built.

Any large scale development is unlikely to take place in Hailsham and south Wealden until this infrastructure is in place.

This includes changes to local water treatment works, which are not expected to be completed until 2022.

Cabinet member for planning, Ann Newton said, “We do not expect a second phase of growth in the south to begin until seven years’ time, allowing for many of the currently planned infrastructure improvements to take place.”

Overall the council aims to allow 12,750 houses to be built in the area by 2037 – more than required under the current government guidance – as a way to ensure development only happens in areas the council believes to be sustainable.

Around 2,300 of the new houses are designed to make up for the shortfall in housing from neighbouring councils, mainly for Eastbourne Borough Council.

The proposed plan will be discussed by the council on September 25 before full details are sent out for a six-week public consultation from October 19.

Council Leader, Bob Standley said, “The local plan recommendations will enable Wealden District to expand its economy and achieve increasing prosperity in the expanding economy of the south east.

“The plan period stretches ahead over 20 years to 2037 and gives us an unprecedented opportunity to plan for our generation and the generations to come.

“The number of new homes may surprise some but they reflect the need across Wealden alongside a wider responsibility to help meet the future housing needs of neighbouring authorities. With the extended period we have chosen for the new Local Plan, we can plan for an era of growth while retaining our highly-prized landscape and environment.

“It is important that, with the new housing, we also deliver the required infrastructure including healthcare, school places and transport links as well as employment opportunities.

“We need to have vision to take this opportunity to plan ahead for a brighter future. We need to plan because if we don’t, we will get unplanned development which will not give all the benefits our communities need.”

Full details of the plan will be available on Wealden council’s website and at community centres across the district.

Residents can discuss the proposal with planning officers at seven public events to be held in the coming weeks.



Sussex Express 9,000 houses article





The Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 became statute, followed by the Climate Change Act 2008 that set targets for 2050. These Acts demand that Wealden put in place a workable plan and encourage development of sustainable housing and transport. These Acts are in response to United Nations targets to fend off a global catastrophe.


A workable plan involves making sure that houses, transport and workplaces in the Wealden area reduce their carbon footprint by 3% a year to get back to 80% below 1990 levels by the year 2050.


If we assume that the houses in 1990 have not decreased their energy requirement, then we need to work out how many new houses have been built since 1990 - and how many more will be built by 2050 - then add them together. Unfortunately, Wealden have been handing out consents since 2008 for properties that are not energy sustainable and those that are likely to be built in the future will also be substandard in energy terms, looking at just a few of the proposals in principle.


It pretty soon becomes clear that new-builds will have to be virtually zero carbon and existing houses and factories should aim to reduce energy consumption by a lot to give us some slack. Houses that are energy self-sufficient will not look like the houses Wealden's planners are used to approving. Buildings that are modified to harvest solar energy will change in appearance somewhat - but this is typically permitted development - and if it is not the above Acts tend to support what is or will be necessary to improve existing stocks in line with a workable plan.



Home for life solar heating and pv panels


NEW BUILD SOLAR HOUSE - The light-filled Home For Life dwelling is a striking contemporary home completed as one of eight experimental Active Houses financed by FKR Holding. The 2,045-square-foot two-bedroom house is filled with natural light and strategically placed to take in 50% of its winter heating from passive solar means. The ultra-efficient home includes a photovoltaic system, solar hot water system, heat pump, energy optimized windows, and an automatic natural ventilation system. It is easy to point a new build in the right direction to capture passive heat. It is not so easy with an existing building such as the industrial building below.



Zero carbon conversion in Sussex


GENERATING WORKS HERSTMONCEUX - This pergola is actually a mount for a bank of solar panels that will generate clean electricity for the old generating buildings, along with water heaters and a wind turbine aiming for self-sufficiency in energy terms. The solar panels are designed to move to track the sun. Using wood like this costs a bit more but it is in keeping with the wooden theme for the rural scene and does not harm the archaeology. Glass area is increased where possible to capture passive heat and an underground chamber is being modified to store hot water for heating and washing. The original shell is improved with insulation in the roofs and walls, by way of over cladding for an extra layer of comfort. The occupiers use an electric car, that eventually, could be charged from on-site solar panels. In this way this historic asset uses considerably less energy than it did in 1990 and is heading towards zero carbon status - so below the 80% reduction that the United Nations are looking for. The problem with such conversions is that town planners do not recognise the benefits they are looking at and quite often seek to enforce against renewable energy harvesting implementation, when they should be encouraging such efforts. The very act of enforcing when enforcement is inappropriate is also a greenhouse gas producing exercise on the part of an aberrant council - not to mention a waste of the rate payers money.


Future homes could make electricity bills a thing of the past, and even help you earn money in the process. Energy homes are popping up around the world, generating more energy than they use, and can even be set up to sell excess energy back to the grid. Beautiful, energy efficient, and increasingly affordable, these dwellings are proving the viability of renewable energy over fossil fuel sources.




FOSSIL FUEL BILLS IN LIME PARK EXAMPLE - Two deliveries of fuel oil on two consecutive days in December 2017 in Lime Park near Herstmonceux. Heating the old Victorian manor house, that is divided into four residences, appears to use a lot of heating oil that is contributing to global warming and fueling climate change. These (now) terraced houses have very large rooms and high ceilings with poor insulation. The occupiers have done little in terms of micro generation and so rely on regular deliveries of fossil fuel heating oils to keep warm in winter. The Old Rectory also uses a disproportionate quantity of heating oil, but could fit ground heat pumps or solar panels to help the rest of us meet UN targets for 2050. It seems like many years away, but at the present 'apathetic' rate Wealden are (not) progressing at, we can kiss goodbye to arctic ice. So save a place for a polar bear in your garage. They are going to need it.




FOSSIL FUEL USAGE STUDY - Two more deliveries of fuel oil and gas in Lime Park. Older properties were not designed to be energy efficient. This is the proof. One reason that the Church sold the Rectory, was the high cost of heating oil for a house that was poorly insulated when converted from a stable block. There is though much scope for improvement if the occupiers were motivated. Added to the cost of the fuel oil is the cost in terms of transport for each delivery and the carbon miles this generates. On site water heating and solar panels for electricity would help enormously in the battle to contain a warming planet. We hope that any subsequent occupiers will do something about this. Maybe there should be a law about energy efficiency upgrades at exchange, where the vendor and purchaser agree to contribute to improvements that are agreed by an expert. If a unit has already been upgraded, then no contribution is necessary. Fuel for thought. We hope that our environment ministers are tuning in. Houses in the country should be as energy self sufficient as possible.



Patrick Scarpa, solicitor Wealden District Council David Whibley, enforcement officer Wealden District Council  


Victorio Scarpa, David Whibley, Julian Black, Daniel Goodwin, Christine Arnold


Christine Nuttall, solcitor, Wealden District Council corruption and monument protection English Heritage David Phillips, perjury and corruption Wealden District Council, the Energy Age, Nelson Kruschandl Douglas Moss 


Christine Nuttall, David Phillips, Douglas Moss, Ian Kay, Charles Lant


Above are some of the civil servant officers that appear not to have their eye on the climate change issue, some of which might be more concerned with keeping buildings in the hands of preferred people - contrary to Articles 8 and 14 and Article 1 of Protocol 1. Any violation of a person Human Rights by a council is of course unlawful and may become illegal if it is a prolonged assault on a person, when Article 3 also comes into play.


Abbott Trevor - Alcock Charmain - Ditto - Arnold Chris (Christine) - Barakchizadeh Lesley - Paul Barker - Bending Christopher

Black Julian - Boakes Beverley - Bradshaw Clifford - Brigginshaw Marina - Brown Ashley - Coffey Patrick - Douglas Sheelagh

Dowsett Timothy - Flemming Mike - Forder Ralph - Garrett Martyn - Goodwin Daniel - Henham J - Holness Derek

Hoy Thomas - Johnson Geoff - Kavanagh Geoff - Kay Ian - Kay I. M. - Barbara Kingsford - Lant Charles - Mercer Richard

Mileman Niall - Moon Craig - Moss Douglas, J.Nuttall Christine - Pettigrew Rex - Phillips David - Scarpa Victorio - Scott Trevor

Kevin Stewart - Wakeford M. - Whibley David - White, George - Williams Kelvin - Wilson Kenneth - White Steve









Wealden is a substantial district covering some 323 square miles of lush downland where wealthy people like to retire to enjoy the rural scene. 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

* Economic regeneration


The first three include climate change reductions. The last one appears to be beyond the grasp of English civil servants - and that is why the national debt is so high. They spend taxpayers money tying up would be entrepreneurs in knots and then wonder why nobody is making things in this country. As many readers will appreciate, government directives are to encourage small businesses. Wealden, don't seem to get it. The national debt was increasing by some £2.5 billion a week in 2014. All local authorities with corrupt officers still in their employ are partly to blame for perpetuating an un-sustainable administration based on an elitist society where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.



ND   2014

£1.46 trillion  (estimated)




ND   2013

£1.33 trillion




ND   2012 

£1.04 trillion




ND   2011

£0.91 trillion





ND   2010

£0.76 trillion




ND   2009

£0.62 trillion





ND   2008

£0.53 trillion  (banking crisis)




ND   2007

£0.44 trillion  (estimated)






Two-thirds of the district is covered by the High Weald and Sussex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 34 conservation areas and over 2,500 listed buildings, Wealden places a high value on protecting the countryside, but no value at all on protecting buildings of local historic interest - and that is why there is no Local List. They would much rather spend public money trying to hurt the occupiers of unlisted historic buildings. This is most likely because it's cheaper to deny a responsibility than to embrace it. Though, in some cases the occupiers fight back to assert their rights and demand recognition for their historic assets - causing the council to waste ratepayers money - where it would have been cheaper to do the right thing.




Councillor Robert Standley is obviously a team player in allowing Kelvin Williams to answer for him, but does that extend to covering up the inconvenient truth, or are the officers pulling the wool over his eyes?  Nelson Kruschandl is a victim of council discrimination, a Human Rights violation under Article 14, and other abuses of an officer led, but member supported, vendetta. This appears to be institutionalized, all departments put on alert to cover up past untruths. Let us see if anything changes. One of the problems with change is that there is not much movement in the ranks of the officers or the members - and a leopard rarely changes its spots ......




Cllr Bob Standley — Leader; also responsible for Finance and Policy.
Cllr Claire Dowling — Corporate Services and Deputy Leader.
Cllr Jan Dunk — Corporate Assets.
Cllr Rowena Moore — Waste Management.
Cllr Roy Galley — Planning & Development.
Cllr Graham Wells Affordable Housing.
Cllr Johanna Howell — Community and Voluntary Sector.
Cllr Jonica Fox was re-elected Chairman of the Council unopposed

Cllr Brian Redman was elected vice-chairman

The following positions were also approved by Full Council:

Chairman of the Licensing Committee: Cllr Susan Stedman.
Chairman of the Community and Environment Scrutiny Committee: Cllr David Larkin
Chairman of Internal and Audit Scrutiny Committee: Cllr Huw Merriman.
Chairman of Planning Committee North: Cllr Ann Newton.
Chairman of Planning Committee South: Cllr Barby Dashwood-Morris.
Chairman of the Personnel Committee: Cllr Claire Dowling.
Chairman of the Standards Committee: Cllr Lin Clark (from 1 July).







Dear Councillor Newton,


As a member of a council responsible for a great many historic towns and villages, and also caretaker of the public purse, could we ask you to be especially vigilant against maladministration within the Wealden District Council.


Maladministration is where a local authority fails to carry out the function that it was created to perform. The reason we mention this is because of the appalling history of planning enforcement appeals that were forced on members of the public - and never should have been sanctioned in the first place. That was the reason for the creation of this website and formation of the Wealden Action Group.


Obviously, we want to do our best to keep your council on the straight and narrow - and the way to do this is to monitor your progress and where applicable, lobby members, MPs and the media, pointing our potential pitfalls, so helping your council to avoid administrative errors. We thus contribute to council efficiency.


One of the most important functions that a council is charged with, is to provide a rolling stock of land for affordable housing. The fact that most councils are not doing so, is a major problem that is making the next generations financial slaves. The UK has an unenviable history of human rights abuses, beginning with the invention of concentration camps.


While (empire) building mansions might make a lot of bankers and landlords very happy; it is fair? We were under the impression that Britain was aiming to be at 1990 carbon levels by 2050. That goal relies on sustainable practices and sustainability equals affordability. Huge profits for some and slavery for others is not zero carbon friendly.


Building expensive homes, where we cannot house low wage earners, is economic lunacy and un-sustainable. This is elitist politics, rather than an equal opportunities bedrock - that should prevail in the interests of democracy. The new goal is a Circular Economy.


These are particularly difficult times, where public funding is under scrutiny against overspending, but such international issues as global warming should still be targeted for attention. We would then expect grants of planning permission for houses that are both affordable and zero carbon - to reduce global warming - and that means smaller houses with a proportionally smaller carbon footprint.


A workable formula for such housing is clear. Sweden and Germany lead with flatpack and other low energy housing - that is affordable, being in the £25-70,000 range. Young families could afford to buy such houses, provided that councils earmark land for affordable development. 


What we don't want is agricultural land suddenly going from £5,000 an acre to £1,000,000 - simply because a council failed to identify land for affordable housing. The moment land is allowed to escalate in value, houses are no longer affordable.


Could we suggest that land that is identified as suitable (necessary) for affordable housing, should only be granted consent for genuinely affordable homes. That might put a stop to the Klondike planning stampede that has opened up as a result of council sloth.


Once land is earmarked for affordable developments, Community Land Trusts could build houses for letting at sensible rents - but once again, they need land that is identified as being for affordable housing.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message and we look forward to seeing many sustainable decisions in the future and perhaps hearing your views on such proposals, when you have a spare moment.


Yours sincerely




Horse Sanctuary Trust UK  (an equal opportunities organisation)






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 once they have stopped bed-wetting. 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 are going to plan a vendetta, be sure that you don't get caught with your trousers down. Bury your target good and proper - or he or she may come back to haunt you with the inconvenient truth and reveal what you did and why you did it. 




Nelson Kruschandl - Potty Trainer


If having read some of this website and realized just how badly your Council has behaved in the past - and if you still feel the urge to go after Mr Kruschandl, then you may not suitable material for continued council membership. You will have been influenced emotionally by the knowledge that your council have been beaten on a number of serious discrimination matters and found out about the deception orchestrated by your planning and legal officers as to the history of the Generating Works at Herstmonceux in 1986/7 involving George Morham White, Richard Mercer and Thomas Hoy who gave evidence - denying the building was a historic asset, etc. For these reasons if you are thinking of venting the humiliation that any council might feel at having such revelations made public - by seeking to compound these acts with another - then you may no longer be capable of reasoned case handling and may want to take legal and psychological advice as to this. A good Councillor acts impartially and fairly, taking into account all of the duties imposed by statute - and don't forget your Code of Conduct and the Seven Principles of Public Life as laid down by Lord Nolan QC.





Councillor Dick Angel

Heathfield Nth & Cenrl - Cons


Councillor Kevin Balsdon

Pevensey and Westham - Cons


Councillor Jo Bentley

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Councillor Bob Bowdler

Heathfield East - Cons


Councillor Lin Clark

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

Deputy Chairman Standards


Councillor Nicholas Collinson

Hailsham Central & North - Cons

Portfolio Community Leadership Human Resources


Councillor Nigel Coltman

Hailsham Central and North - Cons

Chairman of Licensing


Councillor Dianne Dear

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

Dep Chair of Planning South


Councillor Phil Dixon

Rotherfield - Conservative

Dep Chair of Audit Finance


Councillor Pam Doodes

Ninfield & Hooe with Wartling

Conservative - Vice-Chairman


Councillor Claire Dowling

Uckfield Central - Cons

Dep Ldr Public Health Safety


Councillor Jan Dunk

Heathfield North & Central - Conservative


Councillor Philip Ede

Alfriston - Conservative


Councillor Helen Firth

Uckfield New Town - Cons


Councillor Jonica Fox

Cross-in-Hand/ Five Ashes - Conservative


Councillor Roy Galley

Danehill/ Fletching/ Nutley - Cons

Portfolio Economic Dev & Waste Man


Councillor Richard Grocock

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Councillor Chris Hardy

Hartfield - Cons- Chairman




Councillor Jim Hollins

Crowborough West - Cons


Councillor Peter Holloway

Forest Row - Conservative


Councillor Johanna Howell

Frant/ Withyham - Cons

Ch Planning North


Councillor Toby Illingworth

Buxted & Maresfield - Cons



Councillor Stephen Isted

Crowborough Jarvis Brook - Independent


Councillor Andy Long

Herstmonceux - Cons


Councillor Michael Lunn

Buxted & Maresfield - Cons


Councillor Philip Lunn

Crowborough East - Cons


Councillor Barry Marlowe

Uckfield Ridgewood - Cons

Dep Ch Licensing


Councillor Rowena Moore

Forest Row - Conservative


Councillor Kay Moss

Crowborough St Johns - Cons

Dep Chair Overview & Scrutiny


Councillor Douglas Murray

Willingdon - Conservative


Councillor Ann Newton

Framfield - Cons

Portfolio Planning & Dev


Councillor Amanda O'Rawe

Hailsham East - Conservative


Councillor Mark Pinkney

Hellingly - Conservative


Councillor Dr Brian Redman

Mayfield - Conservative

Chairman of Standards Committee


Councillor Ronald Reed

Crowborough North - Conservative


Councillor Carol Reynolds

Uckfield North - Cons







Councillor Greg Rose

Crowborough East - Cons

Chair Overview & Scrutiny


Councillor Peter Roundell

Danehill/ Fletching/ Nutley - Cons

Chairman Audit Finance


Councillor William Rutherford

Frant/ Withyham - Cons


Councillor Daniel Shing

Polegate South - Ind Democrat


Councillor Oi Lin Shing

Polegate North - Ind Democrat


Councillor Raymond Shing

Willingdon - Independent Democrat


Councillor Stephen Shing

Willingdon - Independent Democrat


Councillor Angela Snell

Polegate North - Conservative


Councillor Robert Standley

Wadhurst - Conservative

Leader of the Council


Councillor Susan Stedman

Horam - Conservative

Chair Planning South


Councillor Roger Thomas

Heathfield North & Central - Cons


Councillor Jeannette Towey

Crowborough West - Cons


Councillor Chriss Triandafyllou

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Councillor Peter Waldock

Uckfield North - Cons


Councillor Neil Waller

Crowborough North - Cons

Dep Chair Planning North


Councillor David Watts

Chiddingly & East Hoathly - Cons


Councillor Graham Wells

Wadhurst - Cons

Portfolio Housing & Benefits


Councillor David White

Hellingly - Independent


Councillor John Wilton

East Dean - Conservative




Dick Angel - Kevin Balsdon - Jo Bentley - John Blake - Bob Bowdler - Don Broadbent - Norman Buck - Raymond Cade - John Carvey

  Lin Clark - Nicholas Collinson - Nigel Coltman - Ronald Cussons - Barby Dashwood-Morris - Dianne Dear - Phil Dixon - Pam Doodes

  Claire Dowling - Jan Dunk - Louise Eastwood - Philip Ede - Helen Firth - Jonica Fox - Roy Galley - Richard Grocock - Chris Hardy

Steve Harms - Jim Hollins - Peter Holloway - Johanna Howell - Toby Illingworth - Stephen Isted - David Larkin - Andy Long - Michael Lunn

Philip Lunn - Barry Marlowe - Nigel McKeeman - Rowena Moore - Kay Moss - Douglas Murray - Ann Newton - Ken Ogden

Amanda O'RaweCharles R Peck - Diane Phillips - Mark Pinkney - Major Antony Quin RM - Ronald Reed - Dr. Brian Redman

Carol Reynolds - Greg Rose - Peter Roundell - William Rutherford - Daniel Shing - Oi Lin Shing - Raymond Shing - Stephen Shing

Angela Snell - Robert Standley - Susan Stedman - Rupert Thornely-Taylor - Roger Thomas - Bill Tooley - Jeanette Towey - Chriss Triandafyllou

Peter Waldock - Neil Waller - David Watts - Mark Weaver -Graham Wells - David White - John Wilton




CHECK COMPANY - According to CheckCompany Mrs Ann Elizabeth Newton is a Parish Clerk & District Councillor from Uckfield East Sussex. She was born in December 1965, which was over 52 years ago. Mrs Newton is British and resident in United Kingdom. This company officer is, or was, associated with at least 1 company roles. The most recent appointment, in our records, was to OLD WELBEING LIMITED on 2011-06-22, from which they resigned on 2014-01-02.



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