Dover District Council Planning Corruption

History

1928 was the year ‘The Bungalow’ was built and a Transfer of Legal Charge, attached to the property’s deeds, states the following:

 


THE SCHEDULE

2. A piece of land with bungalow in course of construction thron situate in Lydden afsd being the premises firstly convd to the Testator by Deed dated 13th August 1925 and made between Henry Gray (1) and the Testator (2)

DULY EXECUTED by the Borrowers and the parties thrto of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th parts.

TRANSFER of Legal Charge of this date (endorsed on before abstd Legal Charge) between within-named Ernest Edward Pain


 

1934. Mr & Mrs Pickard and their daughter moved in to the bungalow. They rented the property from the freeholder, Mr Pearce of Wellington House, Lydden.

According to Mr E.R Holmes, the Pickard’s son-in-law, a family moved out of the bungalow just prior to his wife’s parents moving in.

Mr Pickard was a miner and he lived with his family in the bungalow until 1958.

1958. The Pickard family moved out and the owner of the property, Mr Pearce, sold the property to Mr R.A. Gibbs who lived in the bungalow until 1965.

The following is an extract from a Conveyance of the ‘The Bungalow’ to Reginald Alfred Gibbs:

 


This Conveyance is made the 3rd Day of July One thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight BETWEEN IVAN CLEMENT PEARCE of 43 St Michael’s Street, Folkestone in the County of Kent, Company Secretary and Director (hereinafter called “the vendor”) of the one part and REGINALD ALFRED GIBBS of 57 Tankerton Terrace, Mitcham Road, Croydon in the County of Surrey (hereinafter called “the purchaser”) of the other part.

NOW THIS DEED WITNESSETH in pursuance of the said agreement … …..the Vendor as beneficial owner hereby conveys unto the Purchaser ALL THAT piece or parcel of land with the bungalow erected upon part thereof lying and being on the south side of the road leading from Lydden to Alkham in the parish of Lydden in the County of Kent


 

1965. The Bungalow was purchased by Miss Winnifred Dickinson.

15 June 1984. I purchased ‘The Bungalow’ from Miss Dickinson.

9 August 1984. (just 7 weeks later!) The Planning Committee voted to demolish my bungalow. The decision was made based solely on false information presented by council officers, and without considering any representation from me.

1985. The Council served an enforcement notice which falsely stated that I had erected a new dwelling.

31 July 1989. Dover District Council unlawfully demolished the Bungalow.

27 February 1990. Dover District Council wrongfully issue an enforcement notice ordering the removal of the lawfully sited mobile home in which we lived.

28 February 2005. I submitted a planning application, following advice from Tim Flisher, DDC’s Development Control Manager but the ‘dirty tricks’ soon started again and without me realising it the case officer had tampered with the wording of my application.

This application was to regularise the mobile home but the title of the application was altered three times by the Council without any consultation with me. These changes completely altered the nature of my intended application and was a clear attempt to try and wipe out the existing lawful ‘use of the land’ which would have happened following the inevitable refusal.

This would have largely covered DDC’s illegal activities and their conspiracy to defraud.

29 August 2005. I submitted a formal complaint to the Council’s Professional Standards Department.

The Council’s Chief Executive, Nadeem Aziz, commissioned an investigation into my case and appointed his chief investigator, Mr C.J. Grieve, to investigate my complaint.

Mr Grieve is a Professional Standards Investigator and Accredited Mediator, formerly a Chief Superintendent with Kent Police. He is an external investigator although he is, in practice, a salaried officer of Dover District Council but he operates outside the Council’s normal management structure.

Mr Grieve, who holds a law degree, expended some 200 hours investigating my complaint before publishing his findings.

Mr Grieve telephoned me on Saturday the 6th May 2006 and informed me that his report would be available in the next couple of weeks. He confirmed that the final report, once submitted, cannot be altered.

Subsequently however,  Nadeem Aziz the Council’s Chief Executive, overruled Mr Grieve and he was forced to change his report.

6 May 2006. The ‘Grieve Report’ is published and finds Dover District Council guilty of maladministration with injustice on a number of counts.

June 2007. Dover District Council wrongfully issue an enforcement notice ordering the removal of my mobile home, garden shed and greenhouse.