Wednesday, 31 March 2010

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    Named and shamed - Carlisle City Council officers and the corrupt Local Government Ombudsman fraudsters

    Carlisle City Council Officers

    Alan Taylor - Development Control Manager
    Alan Eales - Head of Planning Services
    Charles Bennett - Tree Officer
    Chris Hardman - Local Plans & Conservation Manager
    Catherine Elliot - Director of Development Services
    John Nutley - Head of Customer & Information Services

    The Head of Planning Services, Alan Eales, declared an interest in the developer, Story Construction Ltd. ; he declared a family member (daughter) was employed by Story Construction Ltd.

    The Director of Planning Services also had an interest in the developer, Story Construction Ltd. A family member was employed by Story Construction Ltd.

    When the two most senior planning officers have an interest in Story Construction Ltd (i.e. both have a member of their family employed by Story Construction Ltd) that must put into question the impartiality of the planning department and their advice to the Development Control Committee in respect of planning and development matters relating to Story Construction Ltd.

    It was not disclosed whether any brown envelopes (or the contents thereof) were passed from the developers to council officers.

    Local Government Ombudsman Officers (York Office)

    Richard Corney - Investigator
    Chris Cobley - Assistant Ombudsman
    Neil Hobbs - Deputy Ombudsman (acting)
    Anne Seex - Local Government Ombudsman

    These corrupt fraudsters deliberately covered up council maladministration, concealed documented evidence of maladministration, knowingly misrepresented facts to favour incompetent council officers and whitewash mistakes, manipulated evidence, disregarded and failed to uphold their own published guidance on good administrative practice, and by their omissions condoned council malpractice.

    These dishonest cowards and two faced hypocrites lack the moral integrity to report the truth. Instead they deceive the public by failing to report all the facts, and conceal the truth in order to cover up the blunders and errors of incompetent council officers. These debased and immoral individuals are paid by the taxpayer to whitewash and cover up maladministration. They are unfit to carry out the duties for which they are employed.

    If any statement published herein relating to any of the above named persons were untrue or incorrect, they could pursue an action for defamation. None of the named persons has done so, nor is it likely that they will do so as all statements herein relating to the above named persons are documented and known to be true.






    Cumberland News reports of Carlisle City Council planning blunders

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    1. Carlisle City Council planning officers fail to notify resident about neighbour's extension
    2. Planning officers fail to notify residents of 3 storey extension for 6 flats
    3. Planning officers mislaid petition opposing new homes - Planning Committee not notified of 44 signature petition 
    Carlisle City Council planning officers fail to notify resident about neighbour's extension

    In 2003 planning officers failed to notify residents in Teasdale Road of a planning application for an extension to a neighbour's house. The extension was 2 metres in front of the building line and caused loss of light to the resident's house. The Local Government Ombudsman found maladministration and recommended the council pay £500 as a contribution to the resident's removal expenses and their time and trouble.

    This case shows the inconsistencies of the Local Government Ombudsman's decisions. In other cases where planning permission has been granted for an extension without notifying neighbours, the LGO have recommend councils pay the reduction in the value of the house in addition to a payment for time and trouble.

    The Local Government Ombudsman commended the council for reviewing and amending its procedures to prevent faults and failures in the planning process reoccurring. But in 2007 the bungling planning officers repeat the same error when they failed to notify residents in Coledale Mews about a planning application for 6 flats.
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    In August 2007 planning permission was granted to build a 3 storey extension to a property in Coledale Mews Carlisle to create 6 three bedroom flats, but incompetent planning officers had failed to notify neighbours of the planning application.

    One resident reported the council to the Local Government Ombudsman. There is no published Local Government Ombudsman report of this. So has the Local Government Ombudsman hidden this case of maladministration from the public by way of a local settlement, or conned the resident into closing the case without any redress for their injustice. I think we should be told.
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    In January 2008 Carlisle City Council Development Control Committee granted planning permission to Story Construction Ltd for housing on 2.2 acres between Burgh Road and Moor Park Avenue. The Committee were told there had been 9 objectors to the planning application, but planning officers failed to notify the Committee of a 44 signature petition opposing the development.

    Inept planning officers claim the petition was mislaid. The Head of Planning Services, Alan Eales, declared an interest in the developer, Story Construction Ltd; he declared a family member (daughter) was employed by the developer.

    So a petition opposing the development was not disclosed to the Development Control Committee, and the Head of Planning Services, Alan Eales, declared an interest in the developer. Is that a coincidence?

    There is no published Local Government Ombudsman report of this case. So has the Local Government Ombudsman hidden this case of maladministration from the public by way of a local settlement, or conned the petitioners into closing the case without any redress for their injustice. I think we should be told.