The item from the BBC was followed up by an article in the Saturday
Telegraph last week that reported the culprit has now been jailed for three
Has anyone seen a bigger bodge recently?
Is he an immigrant from a South African shanty town by any chance?
It looks just like some shack you'd find there.
I hope when the council go in to demolish it they protect their staff from
being shot as one was a few years ago
North East of England ?
There was a _lot_ more to that story than just planning law. The guy
who was shot was a thoroughly nasty piece of work who enjoyed
persecuting people for the feeling of power it gave his pathetic
little inadequacy. The shooter was some poor old sod who should have
been sympathetically disarmed months earlier. The police were
negligent in allowing him to retain his licence, despite a string of
Forcing the confrontation in such a heavy-handed fashion left one
council employee dead and a basically harmless old guy imprisoned.
Yes, I remember seeing that event on tv. I never understood
why the council official had invited so many photographers
to witness the humiliation of this old chap.... but the
thing that really sticks in my memory is the way in which
that old codger straightened-up (to being a soldier) as he
took aim at that official.
Very far from the truth! The decision to take enforcement was made by the
elected councillors, not the official, after repeated attempts to get the
unauthorised development removed. Since the police were in attendance they
obviously had no prior knowledge of the man being armed.
pc> Since the police were in attendance they obviously had no priorpc> knowledge of the man being armed.
That only means the plods actuallys sent didn't know, ot that the
police as an organisation didn't.
Mind you, all these problems would be avoided if the beurocrats and
politicians just kept their noses out of people's business. If someone
wants to build an ugly pile on their land, let them.
Mail me as snipped-for-privacy@MYLASTNAME.org.uk _O_
There's a guy in the Basingstoke paper only today who has been sent to
prison for 18months for wilfully defying planning enforcement orders.
He's had a running battle with the LA since 1966. He has a motor-caravan
that he keeps trying to convert into a permanent dwelling in various
locations. The picture in the paper of his current setup is comical. He's
put a thatched roof on it
How might an estate agent describe it?
The house benefits from a classical Queen Anne front aspect, whilst also
having a quaint and rustic Sally Anne aspect to the rear...
'Speaking to BBC Radio Shropshire, Mr Nseowo said the council had acted
unfairly: "They have abused the privilege of planning permission."'
One might wonder if his legal advisor was the great, good and learned
advocate, Dr Akena Adoko...
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