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23.11.02 - Inquiry hears protest over green belt homes plan.
Villagers battling a controversial proposal to build 300 homes on green belt land have put their case before a public inquiry.
More than 650 objections have been made to the plans. Cala says its proposals will have "long-lasting community benefits". (Currie and Balerno Community Councils)
www.scotsman.com


02.10.02 - Protesters put up brick wall to stop housing bid
Organisations and politicians have weighed in against a controversial bid to build houses in the Edinburgh green belt.
Six MSPs and MPs [MSPs Iain Gray, Robin Harper, David McLetchie, Nora Radcliffe and Kenny MacAskill, MP Dr Lynda Clark and former MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind] and eight organisations have backed Currie Community Council’s opposition to Cala Homes’ plans for Currievale, outside Currie.
www.scotsman.com


27.09.02 - 140 m plan sows seeds of hope for jobs
Up to 600 new jobs could be created in the Lothians if a million residential and commercial scheme gets the go-ahead, developers are claiming.
However, it remains to be seen if Cala Homes’ new proposal can win over the local residents. Separate plans by Cala for other sites in East Lothian have met fierce opposition in recent months. (Goshen Farm, near the village of Wallyford)
www.scotsman.com


25.08.02 - Outgoing prisons chief may stand as councillor to fight housing plan
Clive Fairweather, Scotland’s chief inspector of prisons, is considering standing as an independent councillor to fight huge housing developments in East Lothian.
. . . to house-builder Cala, which is believed to own the land. "There are also real concerns here about transparency and the ability of communities to influence what happens to them." (Briery Bank, Haddington)
www.scotsman.com


29.05.02 - Villagers’ fears over ‘monster’ homes bid
Villagers fear a "carbuncle of monstrous mausoleums" will spread across a picturesque East Lothian conservation area if a controversial housing development gets the go-ahead.
"But CALA have just bulldozed ahead with their plans and haven’t taken our opinions into consideration. They show they have an inability to design buildings for a conservation area" (Manse Road, Dirleton Village)
www.scotsman.com


20.04.02 - Villagers call for law change on house plans
Residents of an East Lothian village are petitioning the Scottish Parliament for a change in the law after branding their local council "monstrously incompetent".
More than 500 of Aberlady’s 800 residents backed a vociferous campaign against the Cala development which was granted permission in February this year.
www.scotsman.com


02.02.02 - Legal fight brews over homes plan
Campaigners furious at a housing development they claim will spoil one of East Lothian’s most picturesque seaside villages are set to take legal action to have it stopped.
Developers Cala Homes were yesterday given the all-clear by East Lothian Council to build 93 homes on the southern edge of Aberlady.
www.scotsman.com


01.01.02 - Inappropriate plans
I refer to your report (21 December 2001) about the plight of the villagers in Aberlady, East Lothian.
CALA has tried and failed ....
www.scotsman.com


29.12.01 - Villagers get set to launch homes battle
Villagers in East Lothian are planning fierce opposition to a bid to build 93 homes in Aberlady.
Proposals have been submitted to the local council by developers Cala Homes. The plan would increase the size of the village by 25 per cent.
www.scotsman.com


02.11.01 - Homes group [CALA Homes] chief turns PR into a real hot property
Scotland's house-builders have long had a public relations problem.
CALA Homes (West) managing director David Gill says one of his key jobs will be improving the flow of information and communication, ". . . we have, I’ve got to say, a fairly poor image."
www.scotsman.com


01.02.02 - Protest march in bid to block new housing
... Those who went along clearly felt strongly about proposals by Cala Homes to build 93 houses on a vacant plot of land by School Road, a ... Our opposition is simple ...
Banners reading ‘Save Aberlady’ put across their aims, while slogans such as ‘cash or conscience?’, ‘centuries to mature, three years to destroy’ and ‘death of a village’ showed just how angry and frustrated residents have become at the seemingly unstoppable march of the development plans.
www.eastlothiancourier.com


28.12.01 - Stepping-up campaign to block housing plan
Opposition is being organised to a housing plan which ... Proposals submitted by developers Cala Homes would see 93 houses built on land off ... (Village of Aberlady)
www.eastlothiancourier.com


28.02.02 - Planning, Planning, Planning
... the case with Cala Homes and Whitefields Road, Solihull, ...opposition to the development of these sites ... by the opposition the Home ... and visiting vulnerable residents in their ....
I have written to the Minister urging him to review and issue revised guidance in respect of the application of PPG3, which directs the Council to encourage high density redevelopment of 'previously developed land'. It is this vague phrase that is muddying the waters as it can be open to misinterpretation . Developers love it because they see it as a wonderful opportunity to make money by paying inflated prices to acquire homes in desirable residential areas and replacing them with large blocks of 'luxury apartments'.
www.carolinespelman.com


03.02.02 - Council to Challenge Church Hill Road Development
Solihull council has launched a challenge over a controversial planning decision in the High Court which would see 78 flats built in Whitefields Road and Church Hill Road after more than 400 letters of objection have been sent to the council.
www.solihull-online.com


06.1998 - HCC | Documents | 1998 | June Ordinary Meeting
... Craigendoran Tenants and Residents Association for the ... 6.1 Development of Nursery Street ... Council in its opposition to the representation from Cala Homes
Mr. MacInnes drew attention to the planning rule which stipulates that new dewllings in the conservation area must be surrounded by one quarter of an acre of clear land which did not appear to have been observed by Cala Homes in their proposals for houses on the Larchfield site. (Helensburgh Community Council, Argyll and Bute Council)
www.hcc.connectfree.co.uk


05.01.99 - Stratford on Avon District Council
... there was 'considerable' opposition to the scheme ... closer to District residents, and as part ... large housing development ... appeal by Cala Homes (Midlands)
A planning inquiry starts next Tuesday, 12 January, following an appeal by Cala Homes (Midlands) Ltd against refusal of planning permission to build 16 new houses at Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.
Stratford District Council has refused the application on grounds of highway safety and adverse effects on the conservation area.
www.cwn.org.uk/politics/stratford-district-council/


10.2000 - CPREWarks - Newsletter
... Put up brightly coloured signs of opposition on the main roads around your nearest site, so that the rest of the world is aware of our ... Cala Homes (Midlands) Ltd ...
Cala Homes (Midlands) Ltd. would like to put up a vast block of flats on this piece of land, also a row of town houses. These flats, of a vapid and tasteless design, would jut up well above the roofline of the Shipston Road houses. They would be out of scale with these houses and out of sympathy with them, and the result would be a irregularly horrid architectural mishmash. Moreover, to obtain access to the site, the developer wants to knock down two of the modest bed-and-breakfast hotels that gives the north side of the Shipston Road its distinctive character, the Sequoia Hotel and the Ashley Court Hotel. When the dreadful block of flats had been built, and the peace of the area effectively ruined, then two replacement buildings, mimicking the style and shape of what had been destroyed, would appear as flats for the elderly.(Stratford-upon-Avon)
www.warks.webspace.fish.co.uk


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26.09.01 - School's sale plan turned down
... School announced it wanted to sell off part of its playing field to CALA Homes earlier this year.
The sale would have generated a seven-figure sum which would have been used to build a new classroom block, a sports hall and a performing arts area with a recording studio. But the plans were thrown out at South Bucks District Council ...
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02.02.01 - School Sells Land For Houses
The land would provide enough room for the development of eight houses next to the controversial Arjo Wiggins site in Wattleton Road. (Beaconsfield)
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06.10.99 - Fight To Save Historic House
... are furious at Cala Homes South Ltd's plans to ... the residents fight this development". Residents and councillors are particularly ... (Butlers Court, Beaconsfield)
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01.10.99 - Opposition To More Houses
Bucks ... for a 35-house development have flooded in to ... Residents living near the site ... plans, submitted by Cala Homes, include proposals ... (Beaconsfield)
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31.07.98 - Housing Plan Sparks Protest
Residents fear their quiet neighbourhood will be devastated by traffic chaos if plans for 67 new homes are given the green light
CALA Homes (South) Ltd has applied to South Bucks District Council to build in Butlers Court, off Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield. Beaconsfield Town Council objected to the proposals last Thursday because of the type and density of housing, increase in traffic, loss of protected trees and proximity to existing homes.
www.buckfreepress.co.uk - Google cached file


01.05.98 - Archaeology campaigns UK, threatened archaeology, Archaeologists
The unique and irreplaceable setting of one of England's most historic cathedral cities could be ruined if Winchester College and Cala Homes get their way and build 3000 houses on green-belt land at the city's edge. (Winchester)
www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/


30.08.02 - How will councils respond to Prescott's pressure
Claire Moriarty looks into the reasons why councils are obliged to identify land to accommodate new homes as she continues her series on the implications of building at Barton Farm, Winchester.
Housing developers, Cala Homes (South) Ltd, have been linked to Barton Farm since it was identified as a possible reserve site.
www.thisishampshire.net


21.09.02 - How would Winchester cope with 2000 more homes?
If 2,000 homes were built on Barton Farm, Winchester would have to cope with about 5,000 extra people living, working and travelling around the city.
There are also concerns that, unless employment is provided near Barton Farm, the city's already crowded train route to London would be swamped with extra commuters. Railtrack say there are no plans to extend Winchester station - even though Cala Homes would encourage Barton Farm residents to use the station via bus links.
www.thisishampshire.net


12.10.02 - Developers 'blackmail' planners
Tough new rules on affordable housing should provoke anger among property developers, a Winchester City Council planner has warned.
The council says that unless it asks property developers to include at least 35% affordable housing in their plans, targets will not be met.
Around 30 property companies, including Cala Homes, Linden Homes and Braemore Developments, objected to the new rules. It is likely they will make strong representations at the local plan public inquiry, scheduled for spring next year.
www.thisishampshire.net


14.03.02 - Nudist site homes rejected
Cala Homes were seeking permission to build five homes and a medical centre at Five Acres Country Club in Five Acres Avenue, Bricket Wood. But it was unanimously turned down by St Albans District Council's plans (south) committee last week.
www.hertsad.co.uk


06.03.02 - Plan to redevelop nudist colony faces full frontal opposition
... Plan to redevelop nudist colony faces full frontal opposition. ... plans for seven houses and a medical centre from the same developer, Cala Homes, two years ago. ...
Concerns were also raised about the need to remove and cut back trees if the development got the go-ahead. (Bricket Wood)
www.watfordobserver.co.uk


30.07.01 - Inverness Planning Committee Minutes
... proposed by Cala Homes, a reason perhaps ... met with considerable opposition from the ... to support further development as it ... of surrounding residents. Other Members ... (Castleton Village)
www.highland.gov.uk


27.10.2000 - 'Dangerous' flats plan opposed
... Cala Homes hopes to demolish the existing ... Residents are worried about extra traffic ... strong and almost universal opposition to the proposed development ... (Roundabout House, in Banbury Road, Oxford)
www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk


30.05.02 - Villagers halt the builders
Campaigners were celebrating a major victory today in their battle to stop homes being built on an old reservoir site.
A Government inspector has turned down an appeal by Cala Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd and Keyland Developments against Bradford Council's decision to refuse them outline planning permission for housing on the former Baildon Bank Reservoir site. (Bradford / Baildon)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


18.04.02 - Controversial flats will go to planning appeal
A CONTROVERSIAL three-storey flats plan opposed by Bramhope residents is to go to a planning appeal.
Housing developer Cala Homes has appealed against the non-determination of its plan for 21 flats on land off Leeds Road and Wynmore Avenue. (Bramhope Parish Council)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


14.03.02 - Round two for opponents of homes plan
Villagers fighting plans to build a housing estate near their homes will get a fresh chance to have their case heard.
A public inquiry into an appeal by Cala Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd and Keyland Developments against Bradford Council's decision to refuse outline planning permission for a development on the former Baildon Bank Reservoir site is to be re-opened.The move comes after it emerged some residents did not receive letters notifying them of the original hearing in January. (Bradford / Baildon)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


17.01.02 - Campaigners gear up for site appeal
Campaigners fighting to stop dozens of homes being built on a former reservoir site are gearing up for a town hall showdown with developers.
Cala Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd and Keyland Developments have appealed against Bradford Council's refusal of outline planning permission for the homes. The appeal will be heard at Shipley Town Hall tomorrow and Thursday. (Bradford / Baildon)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


13.12.01 - Prying eyes fears quash five-storey flats plan
YOUNG girls at an Ilkley school will be safe from prying eyes after a planning application to build a block of flats overlooking their sports area was thrown out.
CALA Homes wanted to demolish a detached house in Clifton Road, Ben Rhydding and replace it with a block of 11 flats. (Keighley)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


30.10.01 - Battle for reservoir site
Controversial plans to build houses on a former reservoir site at Baildon are to be decided by a Government inspector.
A public inquiry is to be held after Cala Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd and Keyland Developments appealed against Bradford Council's decision to refuse them outline planning permission for a residential development. (Bradford / Baildon)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


20.09.01 - Girls at risk if flats plan goes ahead, says school
YOUNG girls could fall prey to paedophiles if a block of flats is built overlooking a sports area, an Ilkley school claimed this week.
The panel agreed to defer the application until developer CALA Homes had met certain conditions, including dropping the height of the building by one storey and improving the lighting and car parking. (Ilkley Parish Council)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


21.06.01 - Plan for flats development falls at first hurdle
A PLANNING bid has fallen at the first hurdle and been recommended for refusal by Ilkley Parish Council.
Mr Burke added that planning officers had raised concerns with CALA about certain design features and the impact the development would have on traffic. The company has been asked to take the plans back to the architect's drawing board and make certain revisions. (Ilkley Parish Council)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


24.05.01 - Reservoir building battle hots up
Campaigners are stepping up their battle to stop a former reservoir site in Baildon being turned into a housing estate after news of a bid by developers to build there.
Now Cala Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd and Keyland Developments are seeking outline planning permission for a residential development there. (Baildon / Bradford)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


15.02.01 - Hard-pressed villagers face new flats battle
A FLATS invasion of Bramhope gathered pace this week as the firm behind a plan for apartments and town houses prepared to make details public.
Bramhope Parish Council has enlisted legal help in a bid to stop CALA Homes building a three-storey block of flats on green land off Wynmore Avenue and Leeds Road. (Bramhope Parish Council)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


08.02.01 - Pool-in-Wharfedale housing plans put on ice for a month
AN EYESORE derelict petrol station cannot be replaced with houses until possible pollution problems are addressed - but residents are already warning off developers.
Feelings in the village have been running high since another developer, Cala Homes, applied to build a three-storey block of flats further along Leeds Road. (Leeds City Council)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


01.02.01 - Developers told to stay away...
VILLAGERS fighting against plans for a three-storey block of flats have warned the property developer responsible for the scheme to keep out.
Furious Bramhope residents crowded into Bramhope Parish Council's last meeting to show their opposition to the plan by Cala Homes to build the flats off Wynmore Avenue and Leeds Road. (Bramhope Parish Council)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


18.01.01 - Villagers horrified at new flats plan
VILLAGERS have been angered by plans to build a three-storey block of flats on a popular green area of Bramhope.
Residents were horrified to see plans by Cala Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd for a part three storey and part single storey block of 21 flats off Wynmore Avenue and Leeds Road. (Bramhope Parish Council)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


08.09.2000 - Village will be a 'Rich Man's Ghetto'
Controversial plans have been approved to build a "rich man's ghetto" in Baildon.
Cala Homes applied to Bradford Council to build a 35 detached houses on the site. But the application outraged residents concerned over issues including drainage, tree preservation and access to the site. (Baildon / Bradford Council)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


31.08.2000 - More houses don't mean more revenue
SIR, - Two of your correspondents (Barbara Cowling and David Pollard) implied in their interesting letters that increased numbers of houses in Ilkley mean more revenues for Bradford Council. I appreciate that this must seem to be true, but it is not, as I shall explain.
. . . are not Cala Homes being forced to preserve the handful of trees remaining as a result of a preservation order enforced by the council as a measure of response to the tireless campaigning by some local residents and environmental groups ? The Cala sign [`These trees are being protected by Cala Homes'] couldn't be a cynical attempt to claim some moral high ground on environmental concern could it? (Bradford / Ilkley)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk


27.07.2000 - Fight to save heritage goes on:
Architectural jewel saved
The English Heritage letter had singled out a previous Cala Homes estate on Grove Road, Hollin Grange, as an example of crammed in executive-style houses out of character with the area. (Bradford / Keighley / Ilkley)
www.thisisbradford.co.uk




Whom are we dealing with? - The developers of Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells

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.