REPORT ON FRESHWATER WEST BY PCNP MONITOR
Having considered all the evidence before me I have concluded that the Authority is entitled to adopt the position that it has and that its decision not to take enforcement action does not amount to maladministration
I do recommend that, not withstanding the conclusions I have reached there still remains the need for there to be regular meetings between the Authority and the Trust and the Environment Agency to ensure that if any future work is contemplated then it is done so in an open and transparent manner.
Such meetings should be properly minuted and any proposals fully recorded as to the likely impact on the relevant activities of the above organisations
We cannot appeal to the Government Ombudsman as "We do not have a financial interest"
Friday, 14 November 2014
Monday, 3 November 2014
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Justin Albert head of the National Trust in Wales has given blanket permission to demolish listed structures in the care of the National Trust around the Coast of Wales, with no regard to the historic and cultural values of the historic structures.
His justification is compliance with the Government policy of Managed Retreat,the abandonment of coastal defence structures on the grounds of costs.
But it is carried out without the formal requirements of Consent to Demolish or Alter a Listed Building
The relevant Planning Authority appears not to have been consulted,or perhaps consulted informally and the public are only aware after the demolition by stealth has been carried out.
After the present governments cuts and reorganisation of government bodies not one has the legal responsibility to enforce the relevant laws.
The labyrinthine lawyers paradise created by unthought out new legislation has allowed untold damage to be done our heritage in this last year.
The National Trust is driven to raise revenue by cutting costs, the environment is low on their list of priorities, wildlife is no longer their concern.
The relevant EU Legislation is ignored, this is a critical stage change of priorities within the National Trust.
The intrusion and damage is ignored and is accelerating to carry out destruction before we can change legislation.
I have fully documented with dated photographic evidence of the progression of the unlawful activities in South Pembrokeshire, with FOI print outs of internal emails from all the parties.