Here is an extremely important independent Health and Safety report from Jackie Horsewood of Wenlock Health and Safety Ltd, Ironbridge, Shropshire.
It is a damning report from a highly experienced, bona fide, Health and Safety specialist.
She highlights about 20 highly dangerous scenarios throughout our farm and farm park and concludes that Ceredigion County Council's senior officers could be prosecuted under the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007 if ........ more likely .... WHEN ......there is a fatality on our land.
You will note that the council has not applied CDM [Construction Design and Management] rules, when they were legally obliged to do so at the very commencement of the project.
I also spoke to footpath officer Nigel Nicholas on Friday, in Gwbert, regarding the fact that the council's own Safety Statement says that the public path on the clifftops of Ceredigion, should be closed if there is less than 2 metres outside the 2.5 metres wide path. That entails a minimum of 4.5 metres in total, outside the cliff top hedge.
Well, for 330 metres length of path, there is nowhere near 4.5 metres width. In fact, in several locations, there is only something like 1.7 metres or 1.9 metres or 2.1 metres or 2.3 metres total width.
So there is not even room for a path, let alone the 2 metre safety margin outside it. Besides, there could be 1000 people walking OUTSIDE THE CLIFF TOP FENCE ON AN AUGUST DAY!! There is NO ROOM for 20, let alone 1000 people!!
Nigel Nicholas's response to this was that THEY INTEND TO KNOCK THE CLIFF TOP HEDGE DOWN TO MOVE THE PATH INLAND!! THAT IS PREPOSTEROUS!! THE COUNCIL HAVE NO RIGHT TO TOUCH OUR HEDGE! It protects our crops and rare SSSI plants from salt burn from the sea.
The councillors voted for a path outside the hedge, and that is where it must stay! That is where this council have depicted it on a map. THE PLACE IT IS SHOWN ON THE MAP IS THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC PATH .
If the Planning Inspector wanted to move it INLAND to safety, then why did he not do so by MODIFICATION ORDER?
After all, he did so both sides of Points J to H, where the narrow section lies! He moved the path inland between Points L and K and east of Point F, using Modification Orders.
Since he did not do so between Points J and H, one can only conclude that the Inspector NEVER EVER WALKED THIS PART!! OTHERWISE HE WAS INCOMPETENT OR NEGLIGENT OR BOTH!! What else could he be?
There is a 100 ft split in the rock face between Point J and H. The inspector NEVER MENTIONS that in his Order Statements. WHY?? It was there three years ago, but has since opened out.
Nor did he move a cliff edge path inland that is ILLEGALLY DANGEROUS ....breaking council rules!
His only excuse was that "Safety" was the responsibility of the COUNCIL!!!! Meanwhile, Nigel Nicholas, stated on Friday that the inspector should have walked the whole route and decided on its safety, so he blames the inspector!!!
The JUDGE says that "safety" is the COUNCIL'S RESPONSIBILITY.
In my opinion, the council and inspector are jointly responsible for proposing a public path in such a stupidly precarious location.
The council had NO RIGHT to put it there in the first place ......... and the inspector should have done something about it .........IF HE EVER SAW IT!!!
If the public path ever comes here ...... INTO A FREE CLIFF-TOP TOURIST ATTRACTION ......... INNOCENT CHILDREN WILL DIE ON OUR LAND ...... BUT I WILL NOT ALLOW CEREDIGION COUNTY COUNCIL TO SLAUGHTER CHILDREN ON OUR LAND!!
THIS IS A BONA FIDE INDEPENDENT REPORT BY AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD. IF SOMEONE DIES ON OUR LAND AFTER THIS, COUNCIL OFFICIALS AND COUNCILLORS COULD BE PROSECUTED AND IMPRISONED FOR MANSLAUGHTER
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