Hammerton Gleaves Ewing

In other cases he has used the address of Hammerton, who claims once to have been a priest. He was jailed last October for six years for indecently assaulting teenage boys in the 1970s. Four years ago Hammerton campaigned in vain to save the Bishopsgate goods yard in east London, a cause supported by the Prince of Wales who wrote to Hammerton praising his efforts.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new…cle1364714.ece

Heritage

fakers hold builders to ransom

Serial objectors to new building work take

pay-offs from developers

Daniel Foggo and Robert Booth

A GROUP

that claims to campaign to protect Britain’s architectural heritage accepted a

secret payment of £10,000 to drop its objections to a £16m development in a

seaside town.

The Euston Trust accepted the cash in return for ceasing

to challenge a development in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The scheme, which

involves the demolition of a number of period properties in a conservation area,

is now being built.

The trust, which has objected to dozens of

developments across Britain since its inception four years ago, is also

suspected of taking money from other builders. It calls itself a

non-profit-making “national heritage, nature and environmental preservation

society”.

It is one of a new wave of “professional nimbys” accused of

holding developers to ransom by making serial objections and tainting the

efforts of genuine conservation groups.

“It has to be stamped out,” said

Adam Wilkinson, director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, the conservation campaign

group. “It risks queering the pitch for the rest of us.”

David Birkbeck,

director of Design for Homes, a housebuilding con-sultancy, said: “This

phenomenon is quite widespread. The housebuilding industry is worth more than

£60 billion so there is plenty of money to be made.

“For example, on a

45-house development where each unit sells for £250,000, the land alone could

cost £3m. Interest payments on the land would be around £200,000 a year, which

means a planning delay of three months could cost £50,000. In that context

paying a campaigner £10,000 to go away is nothing.”

The Euston Trust, an

unincorporated and unregulated body, is run from a north London council flat by

Terence Ewing, a convicted fraudster. It claims its mission is to protect

Britain’s period architecture.

It objected to the redevelopment of

Smithfield market in London and Ewing told The Sunday Times he intends to target

the £2 billion redevelopment of derelict rail yards at King’s Cross. There is no

suggestion that the developers of those schemes have made payments. However, in

a minuted meeting in September 2005 with a firm of housebuilders, Keith

Hammerton, the trust’s then secretary, said he believed Ewing had often taken

payments from other developers.

Ewing, 54, who says his only income is

state benefits, studied planning law while serving a jail term for theft and

forgery in the 1980s and often represents himself at court hearings. He declines

to detail his group’s membership but has claimed in a letter that the trust —

which is unrelated to a Bristol-based limited company of the same name —

consists of “eight or nine” people.

Ewing has used their names and

addresses to file legal challenges to developments; since 1990 he has been

listed by Her Majesty’s Courts Service as a vexatious litigant. This means he

must obtain permission from a High Court judge before making any legal

submissions in his own name.

For one objection, relating to plans by

London Underground to rebuild Camden Town station, he used the address of Sonia

Hayward, an animal rights activist who was jailed for 15 months for attacking

the home of the managing director of a pharmaceuticals firm. It is not known if

her address was used with her knowledge.

In other cases he has used the

address of Hammerton, who claims once to have been a priest. He was jailed last

October for six years for indecently assaulting teenage boys in the 1970s. Four

years ago Hammerton campaigned in vain to save the Bishopsgate goods yard in

east London, a cause supported by the Prince of Wales who wrote to Hammerton

praising his efforts.

In 2005 Ewing became aware of the Severn Croft

redevelopment in Weston-super-Mare. Period buildings had to be demolished or

partially demolished to make way for new flats and a respite centre for veterans

of the armed services. Ewing and Hammerton applied for a judicial review to stop

the project, but their application was rejected in April 2005 by Mr Justice

Ouseley as “unarguably wrong”.

The Royal British Legion, one of the

three developers of the site, was awarded legal costs of £6,400. To date Ewing

and Hammerton have failed to pay the charity.

The trust kept up the

pressure on the developers, however. Ewing informed North Somerset council that

despite the court decision he intended to bring further legal challenges.

In September 2005 one of the site’s three developers, who asked not to

be named, held a meeting with Hammerton at a hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. It was

agreed he would be paid £10,000 in return for dropping his case. The other two

developers, the Royal British Legion and Pegasus Homes, paid no money.

The meeting, minuted by an independent solicitor, recorded that

Hammerton said he “suspected for some time that T[erence] E[wing] has received

payments from developers to pull out of intended judicial review challenges”.

One person present at the meeting said: “Hammerton wanted £30,000 but

settled for £10,000. The decision was taken simply to allow the development to

progress as it had already been held up by six months.”

John

Crockford-Hawley, the council’s executive member for strategic planning, said

the Euston Trust had objected to about half a dozen developments in the town.

“Ewing’s reputation is of a person who infuriates developers by his systematic,

forensic questioning of every minute aspect of a development,” he said.

Ewing denied having ever been offered or taking payments from developers

and said Hammerton, from whom he has dissociated himself, had not passed on the

£10,000. “I suspected Hammerton was paid but I didn’t know for certain,” he

said. “I haven’t done anything wrong. The fact that Hammerton has received

£10,000 behind my back doesn’t reflect on me.”

Remember Roger Gleaves running an agency called Mephistopheles Debt Collection?]

http://www.independent.co.uk/…/law-report-order-against-lit…–6-may-1994-1419645.html

Independent – 01 June 1994

Law Report: Order against litigant affects partners: Mephistopheles Debt Collection Service (a firm) v Lotay: Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Nourse and Mr Justice Wall) – 6 May 1994 …

The Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by the defendant, Gurdip Kaur Lotay, reversed the decision of Judge Platt sitting in Edmonton County Court on 10 June 1993, and restored the decision of District Judge Rose on 6 April 1993, staying proceedings against Mrs Lotay.

The proceedings were begun by David James Butler, trading as Butler the Builder, who sued Mrs Lotay over unpaid bills. He then assigned his debt to the four partners of the Mephistopheles Debt Collection Service, whose name was perhaps explained by a legend at the foot of their printed stationery: ‘It’s no use dying to avoid us – we pursue debtors to the gates of Hell if necessary in order to recover our clients’ money]’

The four partners were: Roger Charles Gleaves, his two sons Floyd and Graeme, and Terence Patrick Ewing…

[Well, he’s got another debt collection agency and look who his partner is!!!!]

http://companycheck.co.uk/…/NEMESIS-…/directors-shareholders

NEMESIS DEBT RECOVERY SERVICE LLP

OC331211

Registered Address: 102 Percy Road, London, W12 9QB

Current Members

Mr James Shackleton 27-11-2012

Mr Roger Charles Gleaves 09-09-2007

http://companycheck.co.uk/director/914227425

ROGER CHARLES GLEAVES

102 Percy Road, Ground Floor Flat, London, W12 9QB

Short name Roger Gleaves

Year of Birth: 1932

Director ID: 914227425

http://companycheck.co.uk/director/917397314

102 Percy Road, London, England, W12 9QB

Short name James Shackleton

Year of Birth: 1956

Director ID: 917397314

http://www.192.com/…/people/shackleton/james/w12/3292582773/

James D Shackleton

Age Guide: 55-59

Shepherd’s Bush

London

W12

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new…cle1364714.eceHeritage fakers hold builders to ransomSerial objectors to new building work take pay-offs from developersDaniel Foggo and Robert Booth A GROUP that claims to campaign to protect Britain’s architectural heritage accepted a secret payment of £10,000 to drop its objections to a £16m development in a seaside town. The Euston Trust accepted the cash in return for ceasing to challenge a development in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The scheme, which involves the demolition of a number of period properties in a conservation area, is now being built. The trust, which has objected to dozens of developments across Britain since its inception four years ago, is also suspected of taking money from other builders. It calls itself a non-profit-making “national heritage, nature and environmental preservation society”. It is one of a new wave of “professional nimbys” accused of holding developers to ransom by making serial objections and tainting the efforts of genuine conservation groups. “It has to be stamped out,” said Adam Wilkinson, director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, the conservation campaign group. “It risks queering the pitch for the rest of us.” David Birkbeck, director of Design for Homes, a housebuilding con-sultancy, said: “This phenomenon is quite widespread. The housebuilding industry is worth more than £60 billion so there is plenty of money to be made. “For example, on a 45-house development where each unit sells for £250,000, the land alone could cost £3m. Interest payments on the land would be around £200,000 a year, which means a planning delay of three months could cost £50,000. In that context paying a campaigner £10,000 to go away is nothing.” The Euston Trust, an unincorporated and unregulated body, is run from a north London council flat by Terence Ewing, a convicted fraudster. It claims its mission is to protect Britain’s period architecture. It objected to the redevelopment of Smithfield market in London and Ewing told The Sunday Times he intends to target the £2 billion redevelopment of derelict rail yards at King’s Cross. There is no suggestion that the developers of those schemes have made payments. However, in a minuted meeting in September 2005 with a firm of housebuilders, Keith Hammerton, the trust’s then secretary, said he believed Ewing had often taken payments from other developers. Ewing, 54, who says his only income is state benefits, studied planning law while serving a jail term for theft and forgery in the 1980s and often represents himself at court hearings. He declines to detail his group’s membership but has claimed in a letter that the trust — which is unrelated to a Bristol-based limited company of the same name — consists of “eight or nine” people. Ewing has used their names and addresses to file legal challenges to developments; since 1990 he has been listed by Her Majesty’s Courts Service as a vexatious litigant. This means he must obtain permission from a High Court judge before making any legal submissions in his own name. For one objection, relating to plans by London Underground to rebuild Camden Town station, he used the address of Sonia Hayward, an animal rights activist who was jailed for 15 months for attacking the home of the managing director of a pharmaceuticals firm. It is not known if her address was used with her knowledge. In other cases he has used the address of Hammerton, who claims once to have been a priest. He was jailed last October for six years for indecently assaulting teenage boys in the 1970s. Four years ago Hammerton campaigned in vain to save the Bishopsgate goods yard in east London, a cause supported by the Prince of Wales who wrote to Hammerton praising his efforts. In 2005 Ewing became aware of the Severn Croft redevelopment in Weston-super-Mare. Period buildings had to be demolished or partially demolished to make way for new flats and a respite centre for veterans of the armed services. Ewing and Hammerton applied for a judicial review to stop the project, but their application was rejected in April 2005 by Mr Justice Ouseley as “unarguably wrong”. The Royal British Legion, one of the three developers of the site, was awarded legal costs of £6,400. To date Ewing and Hammerton have failed to pay the charity. The trust kept up the pressure on the developers, however. Ewing informed North Somerset council that despite the court decision he intended to bring further legal challenges. In September 2005 one of the site’s three developers, who asked not to be named, held a meeting with Hammerton at a hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. It was agreed he would be paid £10,000 in return for dropping his case. The other two developers, the Royal British Legion and Pegasus Homes, paid no money. The meeting, minuted by an independent solicitor, recorded that Hammerton said he “suspected for some time that T[erence] E[wing] has received payments from developers to pull out of intended judicial review challenges”. One person present at the meeting said: “Hammerton wanted £30,000 but settled for £10,000. The decision was taken simply to allow the development to progress as it had already been held up by six months.” John Crockford-Hawley, the council’s executive member for strategic planning, said the Euston Trust had objected to about half a dozen developments in the town. “Ewing’s reputation is of a person who infuriates developers by his systematic, forensic questioning of every minute aspect of a development,” he said. Ewing denied having ever been offered or taking payments from developers and said Hammerton, from whom he has dissociated himself, had not passed on the £10,000. “I suspected Hammerton was paid but I didn’t know for certain,” he said. “I haven’t done anything wrong. The fact that Hammerton has received £10,000 behind my back doesn’t reflect on me.”

http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/2012/06/18/keith-hammerton-battersea/

https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinions/2010CSIH67.html

Remember Roger Gleaves running an agency called Mephistopheles Debt Collection?]

http://www.independent.co.uk/…/law-report-order-against-lit…–6-may-1994-1419645.html Independent – 01 June 1994 Law Report: Order against litigant affects partners: Mephistopheles Debt Collection Service (a firm) v Lotay: Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Nourse and Mr Justice Wall) – 6 May 1994

The Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by the defendant, Gurdip Kaur Lotay, reversed the decision of Judge Platt sitting in Edmonton County Court on 10 June 1993, and restored the decision of District Judge Rose on 6 April 1993, staying proceedings against Mrs Lotay.

The proceedings were begun by David James Butler, trading as Butler the Builder, who sued Mrs Lotay over unpaid bills. He then assigned his debt to the four partners of the Mephistopheles Debt Collection Service, whose name was perhaps explained by a legend at the foot of their printed stationery: ‘It’s no use dying to avoid us – we pursue debtors to the gates of Hell if necessary in order to recover our clients’ money]’

The four partners were: Roger Charles Gleaves, his two sons Floyd and Graeme, and Terence Patrick Ewing… …

[Well, he’s got another debt collection agency and look who his partner is!!!!]

http://companycheck.co.uk/…/NEMESIS-…/directors-shareholders NEMESIS DEBT RECOVERY SERVICE LLP OC331211 Registered Address: 102 Percy Road, London, W12 9QB

Current Members Mr James Shackleton 27-11-2012 Mr Roger Charles Gleaves 09-09-2007…

http://companycheck.co.uk/director/914227425 ROGER CHARLES GLEAVES 102 Percy Road, Ground Floor Flat, London, W12 9QB

Short name Roger Gleaves Year of Birth: 1932 Director ID: 914227425…

http://companycheck.co.uk/director/917397314 102 Percy Road, London, England, W12 9QB

Short name James Shackleton Year of Birth: 1956 Director ID: 917397314…

http://www.192.com/…/people/shackleton/james/w12/3292582773/ James D Shackleton Age Guide: 55-59 Shepherd’s Bush London W12

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