Thursday 6 October 2016

Land Registry search

Since the freehold of the land was sold I have been waiting for Land Registry to catch up. All land tranfers will appear on the Land Registry portal eventually.

I blogged on this last month

and before that here

Now it seems that the site registry has completed. It throws up some interesting facts.

This is the area subject to the transfer

Price stated £3M which is at variance to the TDC press announcement of £3.515M, I wonder why?

The land cannot be sold or mortgaged without the written permission of Mintal Group Inc which as we know is Colin Hill and his son Robbie.

"(04.08.2016) Option to purchase in favour of Thanet District Council contained in a Option Agreement dated 20 July 2016 made between (1) SPF Ventures (UK) Limited (2) Thanet District Council and (3) Cardy Construction Limited upon the terms therein mentioned"

The above appears on the charges register however it is unclear why Cardy Construction are involved at the deal was made between Cardy Ramsgate Ltd not Cardy Construction. Has TDC's lawyers made a mistake?

Ian Driver blogged on this recently However I'm not sure if he is aware of the Land Registry documents. Neither am I aware whether he knows about the former roundabout which seems to have been removed from the Registry. "The Freehold land shown edged with red on the plan of the above title
filed at the Registry and being Land lying to the south of Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate.
NOTE: So much of the land tinted pink on the title plan as consists of highway maintainable at public expense is excluded from the registration.
So who owns this land?

Interesting that Mike Stannard's Cardy Construction has been granted outline planning on the site of the former Brooke Marine now owned by Flight Services SA which is another Colin Hill company.
The story of how Hill acquired the land is blogged here


Anonymous said...

Shouldn't an objection be raised with the Land registry on the site given the corruption issues?

The pink bit of land is still owned by TDC?

Unknown said...

Will we be seeing Cardy Construction creditors sticking charges on Land Registry Record ?

You just could not write TDC as fiction.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear from Penny Button Richard?

Unknown said...

Thanks anon 1430 I think they are overdue to answer. I will be surprised if she can answer which is rather the point. It is to cite when and if RO make formal application. The Planning Inspectorate seem to indicate that I would have to become interested party and that TDC may be required to report to Secretary of State on the substance of the FOIs. And presumably if Sec of State etc decide that breach of AARHUS since 2003 means Thanet is too ill informed to participate in formal consultation then that would be RO dead in the DCO water. Long way off we'll see.

Unknown said...

TDC delayed on 5th and 12th Oct Anon 14.30. So it looks as if TDC may in time have to report to Secretary of State if RO make a formal national planning application re Manston. I am keeping National Planning and RO solicitors informed. Thanks for your interest. As the old saying goes play the game of shove penny one push at a time.

Unknown said...

As expected Penny was unable to answer the FOIs and the facts have been reported by me, as a consequence, to Secretary of State.

Anonymous said...

I am hoping some of these will fully investigate and do what is necessary! Authorised persons are:

For criminal matters:

A policeman authorised by his chief officer
A director general of the security service
A person authorised by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions or the Department of Trade and Industry
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) or a member of the Crown Prosecution Service with the DPP's authority
The Director of the Serious Fraud Squad
The Director of the Assets Recovery Agency
A person authorised by the Commissioners of HMRC
For receivership and insolvency matters:

An Official Receiver, Liquidator or Administrator
A Trustee in Bankruptcy
A Receiver under the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 or the Proceeds of Crime Act 2008
A person authorised by the Commissioners of HMRC