Further update on the Pitmaston site
Last week in an e-mail, I showed how the Pitmaston estate on the corner of Russell Road and Moor Green Lane, Moseley, had been split into plots and sold off.
A full copy of that e-mail can be seen at http://martinmullaney.blogspot.com/2008/11/concerns-over-pitmaston-site-moseley.html
Could I also refer readers to my map of the site at http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n300/martin_mullaney/pitmaston-estate.jpg
Since that e-mail I have been able to confirm the following:
The entire site was sold to Centrepoint Limited for £7million on the 7th September 2007. I now have a copy of the Transfer of Title document WM916290.
With hours, if not minutes of this purchase by Centrepoint Limited, the entire estate was split into 4 plots and sold for £7.7million.
The solicitors dealing with the purchase of land on behalf of Centrepoint Limited, were Hodkin and Company Solicitors, 42-44 Copthorne Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead RH19 2NS. Hodkin and Company Solicitors have regularly acted on behalf of the Church of Scientology in legal issues for over 10 years. A simple google of “Hodkin and Company Solicitors, Scientology” reveals umpteen cases where they have acted on behalf of the Church of Scientology.
Plot 7, which is between 34 and 40 Goodby Road is now up for sale. It was purchased by T.H. Kingerlee and Sons for £481,000 on 7th September 2008. Despite a drop in property prices over the last year, it is now up for sale for £550,000. See advert at http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n300/martin_mullaney/goodby-road-plot-savills.jpg
The physical separation between plots 3 and 4 has begun. This can be seen from Moor Green Lane. A line of trees have been planted, denoting the new boundary. See photo at http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n300/martin_mullaney/trees-from-moor-green-lane.jpg
The ownership of plot 5 has become clearer. Robert Matthews is a director of Oak Tree Motor Homes Limited. Many thanks for the Birmingham Anonymous group for sending me that information. On the Church of Scientology Honour Roll of people who have donated money to the purchase of Pitmaston, there is a Rob Matthews who has donated £25,000. There is no firm evidence to prove that the owner of plot 5 is the same person as the one on the Roll of Honour.