I wrote this article up some time ago http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2010/05/welsh-presbyterian-chapel-heathfield.html as an ongoing attempt to save Bethel Chapel Heathfield Road Penny Lane Corner.
English Heretics refused to list it. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2011/05/welsh-presbyterian-chapel-demolished-by.html
It has now gone. Welsh Presbyterian Chapel demolished by Morons.
I was sent this article some time ago. There seemed to be a underlying feeling that all was not what it seemed. Was there something going on under the pulpit I thought?
Church sued for £600k
3 November, 2006
Property developers take a church in Wales to court after it pulls out of scheme
A church is involved in an unholy row with two property developers after being accused of reneging on a building scheme.
Property developers Samuel Beilin and William Kearns say they have lost more than £600,000 after the Welsh church encouraged them to spend money on a scheme to develop the Bethel Chapel.
It is alleged that after spending four years funding planning permissions and development schemes, encouraged by the Properties Board of the Calvanistic Methodist Church of Wales, they received a letter pulling out of the scheme.
The church, also known as the Presbyterian Church of Wales, plans to sell the site to another developer and is likely to win planning permission after the work put in by the developers.
Mr Beilin, Mr Kearns, and TRB Estates (Liverpool) say they have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on the scheme, and that the church pulled out of the project knowing it was likely the planning application would be granted.
Now the three are suing for “proprietary estoppel”, and are claiming damages for the loss of opportunity to develop the chapel, loss of profit, and for the expenses they have incurred.
They value their claim at more than £600,000, and are also suing Dr Benjamin Rees, of Bethel Chapel in Heathfield Road, Liverpool.
They had originally entered into arrangements with the church in April 2002, when the church asked them to develop the site. As a result they say they expected to be the developers of the scheme, and that the church encouraged them in this expectation.
Read more: http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3076478#ixzz0ntrc72K4
Now, A BANKRUPT city property developer along with seven other people were arrested in raids across Liverpool in connection as part of a fraud and conspiracy investigation.
Officers from the Serious Organised Crime Agency, backed up by Merseyside Police, arrested Sam Beilin, 49, as part of the probe.
His home address in Allerton Road and his offices were also raided.
The seven were arrested on suspicion of fraud, perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Marc Waddington writes. http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2011/09/07/bankrupt-liverpool-property-boss-sam-beilin-among-seven-arrested-in-soca-fraud-probe-92534-29376966/
I am not suggesting for one second that there is anything wrong here, but there are questions to be asked. Starting with what is the, so called clergy, doing mixing with these characters?
And who paid the bill to knock the Chapel down surely it would have been the same cost to repair it.
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