the Telephone House site, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Builders from hell ?
Living with a CALA Homes Development


August 2004

Highways Rules for Cala Homes in Tunbridge Wells

Why then are there Cala Homes' trucks in York Road ?

Unloading of Building Material in York Road is NOT approved - 9 August 2004

Unloading of Building Material in York Road is NOT approved - 11 August 2004

Why does the TWBC Compliance Officer NOT enforce the approved Scheme of Works ?

CALA Homes Scheme of Works, 25.11.2002 - approved by TWBC on 24.12.2002
4.) Parking, Loading, Unloading of Material - para.10, 11, 12

CALA Homes blow the fuses - 9 August 2004

On Monday morning, 9 August 2004, Cala Homes started breaking out soil at the entrance from York Road to their car-park. The diggers pulled out the electricity cable while working with heavy equipment and loading trucks stationed in the street.

Movements of heavy trucks are not allowed or agreed (according to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council) as this kind of traffic opposes the accepted Scheme of Works. Nevertheless, as the compliance officer of TWBC has not reacted to previous complaints, an abuse had to happen again.

There was a power cut for 5 1/2 hours in York Road. The outside temperature reached above 32 deg Celsius. Many fridges could not hold the temperature to preserve perishable food.

The Telephone House Neighbours Association wrote to Malcolm Baker, the Construction Manager of Cala Homes and to David Griffiths, the Site Manager. THNA had been told that every complaint would be looked into (this was CALA Homes' promise to our MP Archie Norman).
At the end of the week, Friday 13 August, we have had no answer !

Completely ignoring an agreed Scheme of Works, CALA started working on the site on Sunday 22 August 2004, from 8:30 a.m.
Is the TWBC compliance officer on holiday ?
Who would know ? - CALA Homes ?

CALA Homes - builders from hell?

01.09.2003 - Builders from hell ?
Living opposite a CALA Homes Development

CALA Homes continue the Telephone House saga:
- the Construction of their Estate

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.