From Maurice le Cocq.
I AM delighted that justice has at last been done and that the Pinels have won their case against Planning for the terrible injustice that was done to them over the move of Reg’s skips.
However, for the life of me I cannot see how Freddie Cohen has to ‘consider’ whether to compensate the couple for the expense, stress and worry that they have had to undergo in the last five years.
Not only should all their legal costs be paid, but they should get adequate and fair compensation for the appalling pressure that they have had to live under over the last few years, with the ever present threat of losing their business, as should also apply to the owner of Heatherbrae Farm, Chris Taylor.
Planning’s decision was blatantly wrong and they compounded their error by trying to ignore the situation, due, no doubt, to the fact that the Pinels had powerful legal neighbours. Instead of accepting that they had made a mistake, they tried for years to blame the innocent Pinels for the situation they were in, instead of accepting the blame and trying to remedy the situation.
Can there please be no ‘consideration’ of the compensation claim? Both the Pinels and Mr Taylor should be reimbursed in full as a matter of right and justice for what they have had to put up with – and with steps taken to ensure that such a situation doesn’t occur again in the future.
Article posted on 30th September, 2010 - 3.00pm