How do CALA Homes defend what is known to their directors as "hot potato and rotten apple" ?

The Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Location: Conservation Area - Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells
Site size: 0.307 hectare = 0.7 acre

CALA Homes controversial plans for the high density development of Telephone House in Tunbridge Wells
of which "the final plans please no-one".



cala homes telephone house site tunbridge Wells

The planned Telephone House Estate:
43 flats [ of which 8 are affordable/social rented housing ] packed together - equal to 140 units per hectare.





APRIL 2003

CALA Homes Architects, Designers, Engineers involved in the Telephone House development Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells

CALA Homes (South) - Construction Director is Malcolm Baker
CALA Homes (South) - Construction Site Manager will be David Griffiths



Barret Haskins Design Ltd.
Architecture, Planning, CDM Consulting, Interior Design, Surveying, SD Visualisation
Becket House, Vestry Road
Sevenoaks, TN14 5EL
Tel: 01732-452200
www.barrett-haskins.com

Preliminary - floor plans of the 4 different blocks -
filed December 2002 (amended) - approved 1 April 2003

Elevations of blocks
filed March 2003 - approved 1 April 2003



MW Landscape
South Ash Manor
South Ash Road
Ash
Sevenoaks TN15 7EN

Details of hard and soft landscaping pursuant to condition 11 of the Inspector's decision (July 2001) regarding planning application TW/00/01474
filed July 2002 - amended December 2002 - approved 3 April 2003



Gary Gabriel Associates Consulting Engineers
Becket House, Vestry Road
Sevenoaks, TN14 5EL
Tel: 01732-460142
www.ggauk.com

Details of engineering layout pursuant to condition 7 of the Inspector's decision (July 2001) regarding planning application TW/00/01474
- private drainage, surface water drainage, rain water down pipies, road gully, yard gully, foul water drainage, soil and ventilation pipes -
filed June 2002 - approved 8 January 2003



Gleeds Construction Consultants, Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Cost Engineers
Trinity House
Church Road (York Road, south side)
Tunbridge Wells TN1 1AG
Tel: 01892 501300
www.gleeds.co.uk

Trinity House
former Trinity Church Hall and 11 York Road

Gleeds of York Road/Church Road Tunbridge Wells and CALA Homes - 25.01.2004

Gleeds Construction Consultants occoupy Trinity House, Tunbridge Wells.
The attitude of the tenants of this grade II listed building, adjacent to Telephone House, York Road side, is: "No objection please, we are of the same trade!" Gleeds proudly hang their name on CALA Homes fence in Church Road, Tunbridge Wells (25.01.2004).






CALA Homes prospective buyers will ultimately encounter the same problems as the residents
i.e. lack of privacy, lack of sunlight/daylight, lack of amenities, insufficient parking, outdated infrastructure, living in high density.
Therefore, there is a risk that the CALA Homes development, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells, will be unsustainable.




WHAT DO CALA HOMES WANT TO BUILD ?


WHAT DO TUNBRIDGE WELLS AND THE TELEPHONE HOUSE NEIGHBOURS WANT TO SEE ?

Is CALA Homes really going ahead with THAT scheme ?

The Telephone House Neighbours Association informs on CALA Homes (South) Development :
CALA Group acquired the controversial planning permission for the high density development of Telephone House site, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1.