Tuesday, 20 October 2015
THE FRIENDS OF SPECKLED WOOD MANAGEMENT TRUST AND CHARITY OPEN A NEW ICO COMPLAINT
20th October 2015
The Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust & Charity opened a further complaint with the Information Controller today under FER0601857. A further Freedom of Information Request with the Planning Inspectorate had been fruitless and had been referred back to the ICO.
There has already been one Decision Notice from the ICO in regard to the information Request for the Inspectors Report for the Hastings Development Management Plan. A letter was sent to forward planning today as the email for Ms. Kerry Culbert did not seem to function correctly. A five page letter has been sent by Royal Mail Signed for Delivery Ref: KP294715049GB which was recieved by the Council offices at 20th October 2015, 10:20am in regard to the serious complaints which have been not resolved.
Friday, 9 October 2015
AN EXPLANATION FROM COUNCILLOR WHO SPOKE AT MEETING 23rd SEPTEMBER IS REQUIRED
9th October 2015
9th October 2015
An explanation is required by the Charity & Trust from the Councilor who at the Full Council Meeting 23rd September 2015 stated his organization OCLT had been commended by the Planning Inspectorate for their work. People need housing he stated saying there is a shortage in the borough.
The Charity has been told in fact that there are 850 empty houses available in the borough This figure was also broadcast on commercial radio Station Radio Sussex a few days ago.
The Full Council was also told that there was nothing that could be done with this Plan for ten years if it was not adopted. The Charity and Trust believe that the meeting could be held over lawfully. In addition no information or discussion was held during the meeting about the absence of the Planning Inspectors Report, despite the Planning Inspectorate stating they do not have a signed copy! The Meeting can be viewed here : https://youtu.be/Lcvnbr4bDlk?list=PLNMmo_vdYzeXO6NV-R6kzjNGRMb9qP8sQ A complaint has been made to the Council through their electronic service no response has been given. A follow up has also given no response. The folders pictured above constitute around 2000 letters which have been sent by the Trust and Charity to try to convince the Hastings Borough Council that the public's 7000 responses that it received through its systems including thier website http://www.friendsofspeckledwoodmanagementtrust.org.uk/consultation/ merit the Woodland Speckled Wood Estate being saved. The Trust and Charity would like to see a picture of the correspondence OCLT has sent in to Council as it is clear that they did not do this alone. It is surprising that the Council has made no comment in regard to the statements by the Information Control Office or by the Planning Inspectorate.
Friday, 2 October 2015
WHERE IS THE PLANNING INSPECTORS REPORT
2nd October 2015
2nd October 2015
The Charity and Trusts Chairman was notified by email through a public Information site yesterday that "Whilst I note you require an 'authenticated version', there are no further 'authenticated' versions of the report that we hold. " The Organizations have been worried that the documents underpinning the DMP process where seen to be withhold. 80 days of negotiations with PINS has brought this revelation to light. We have no idea why just this information at present and are asking for a meeting with the Council A £56,576.14 has been sent to the Council as an invoice for payment from the Planning Inspectorate. Local organizations are requesting a meeting with the Council.