According to the Land Registry and the Probate Registry, Alison Deshayes sold The Rectory to Nigel Flood and Jill Finn, who appear to have partnered up to develop The Rectory in Lime Park. They are not directors of Lime Park Estate Limited at time of writing. Working with Vector Planning & Design and Advance Space Building & Design, the new owner/occupiers, presumably as developers, applied for planning consent with application WD/2022/0497/F, an application they subsequently withdrew after objections concerning light and heritage were lodged by multiple parties.
While her father was still resident in Lime Park, it is alleged that Alison Deshayes, and Peter Townley, reported a drainage issue involving foul water to Wealden and Rother Environment Services, who came out and inspected the drains, but could find nothing wrong with the drainage at the Generating Station, though this was the allegation (complaint) being made.
When Nigel Flood was relatively new to The Rectory, he brought a leak through his outbuilding wall to the attention of one of the volunteers at the Generating Station, that on inspection, appeared to be foul water.
A drainage expert was called, who pressure washed the drains up and downstream from an inspection hatch outside The Old Rectory, pulling out buckets of soil, grit and stones downstream of the outbuilding wall. Clearly a blockage in the drains on Rectory property.
The drainage pipes were then pressure rod cleaned from the Generating Station end to the ninety-degree bend at the corner on a Rectory outbuilding, again pulling back soil, from an inspection hatch immediately adjacent to foul water seepage, through the Rectory outbuilding wall.
The inspection hatch had been overgrown by Peter Townley, with a holly bush. The roots of the holly had forced the brick turret of the inspection hatch apart, creating a fissure through which the pipes downstream had blocked over the years, as torrential rain had washed detritus through the cracked brickwork. The blockage was the cause of the build up of water during prolonged flushing from the Generating Buildings. But the ultimate cause was Peter Townley, in not tending to his garden, and allowing nuisance growth to manifest, such as to cause damage to the drainage system.
Incredibly, Wealden and Rother's Environment department, did not think to check the most obvious cause immediately adjacent to the wall Alison Deshayes and her father were complaining about.
When the Generating Station staff tried to talk to Alison Deshayes, she refused to engage for logical discussion. Instead, blaming the foul water problem on works that had been undertaken a few years earlier to repair the drive. The soil pipe turned out to be several feet deeper than any improvement works, and unharmed.
She also blamed damp on her back wall on the Generating Station, though it was guttering missing off Rectory outbuildings, that was to blame.
How much wasted council money did the bogus complaint cost?
Presumably, Ms Finn and Mr Flood will effect repairs to their guttering in due course.
The parties worked together to repair the defective drain inspection hatch, with the Generating Station sorting those remedial works.
The Rectory was acquired for £790,000 in 2019/2020, where there is planning consent for 70 houses in the adjacent field, sure to have contributed to devaluing the site, as the proposed major development would see houses built that bounded the north-east fence of The Rectory. Those developers tried (and possibly will try again) to acquire rights is a shared pond, featuring significant wildlife, to be able to dispose of contaminated surface water - flying in the face of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, wherein it is a criminal offence to poison wildlife, or bring about a situation where wildlife is poisoned. Southern Water already (allegedly) having bulldozed a badger set, having failed to carry out a comprehensive wildlife survey - about which they are tight lipped - as we write.
The building adjacent to The Rectory is a historic monument to the early electricity generation industry, meaning that any owners of The Rectory should pay particular attention to the Party Wall Act 1996, conservation legislation and procedures. When seeking to either repair their property, or make improvements, that typically would require special consideration by a local authority.
MALICE IN WEALDENLAND
The history of Lime Park takes a lot of believing, with Wealden District Council allegedly carrying out not one, but a series of malicious prosecutions over a prolonged time span of over twenty years, during which this local authority denied the history attaching to the generating buildings, or even that they were the original wooden buildings. Despite, such admission being in a secret report from 1985/86, that they must have imagined would never see the light of day.
The objective was to blight the historic buildings planning wise, to keep the complex at an undervalue to advantage near neighbours, who they were assisting by the back door, to obtain the premises. The council also used this case to re-charge their enforcement budget - fraudulently. Because, they knew they had lied to various Planning Inspectors, and High Court judges, as to the archaeological value of the buildings- something they denied.
You may have thought that in a supposedly democratic England, that you were safe from such Gestapo-like treatment. That discrimination was a thing of the past, since World War Two and the Universal Declaration, European Convention of Human Rights and the UK's domestic version that is somewhat watered down; Human Rights Act 1998.
But you would have been wrong. The Parish council stood idly by twiddling their thumbs, when they must have had among them members who knew Wealden were not telling the truth. It seems this may make those Parish councillors who kept quiet, party to the offence, by way of a joint enterprise. At the very least it is the duty of a local authority to seek to protect a heritage asset.
Lime Park Estates Limited, owners/occupiers and directors
PETER TOWNLEY - The former owner of The Rectory, Alison's father.
FARMING - The backbone of any society is the production of food to feed the population, though these days much of what we eat is imported from other producers, such as fish farmed in Asia. We can no longer find enough fish locally having exhausted our fisheries. Agriculture is also changing where we have drained the soil for so long with artificial fertilizers that yields will fall, meaning a shift to obtaining protein from the sea - but unfortunately we are disposing of around 8 millions tons of plastic in our seas - poisoning marine life that we need to keep us nourished. Food security is therefore high on the United Nations agenda via the Food and Agriculture Organization.