CALA Homes announces starting dates for
demolition of Telephone House and construction of the high density development of 43 flats in Tunbridge Wells

Some of CALA Homes phrasing has been interpreted by residents as confrontational and sarcastic:
". . . and have permission to redevelop Telephone House to provide 43 residential apartments on the site".
"Our demolition contractor and our staff are aware of your concerns with regard to this development, especially to traffic access and egress and the delivery of construction materials and plant."


CALA Homes (South) Ltd
Burgan House, The Causeway
Staines, Middlesex TW18 3PR
Tel: 01784 225300
Fax: 01784 225301
- A SUBSIDUARY OF CALA GROUP LTD

The Occupiers
London Road, Church Road, York Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

16 January 2003

Development at Telephone House Church Road Tunbridge Wells

As I am sure you are ware, CALA Homes (South) Ltd recently purchased the above site and have permission to redevelop Telephone House to provide 43 residential apartments on the site, with associated basement level parking.

We intend to commence with the site set up and demolition of the redundant building during week commencing 27th January 2003, and are anticipating starting with the construction of the new blocks of flats during week commencing 28th April 2003.

Our demolition contractor and our staff are aware of your concerns with regard to this development, especially to traffic access and egress and the delivery of construction materials and plant. Please be assured that we will put in place the appropriate safeguards necessary to minimise disruption to local and neighbouring residents.

During the construction phase our Site Manager will be David Griffiths, but if you have any immediate concerns or queries with regard to these works, please contact the undersigned on the above telephone number.

Yours faithfully
Malcolm Baker
Construction Director






The Occupiers
London Road, Church Road, York Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

22 January 2003

DEVELOPMENT AT TELEPHONE HOUSE, CHURCH ROAD, TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Under the Scheme of Works approved by the Council CALA is permitted to use York Road for the access of plant and equipment for the demolition of Telephone House for a period of two days. CALA is also required to notifcy the residents of York Road of when this plant and equipment is to arrive.

Further to our letter dated 16th January advising you of CALA's intention to commence with the set up and demolition of Telephone House I am writing to confirm that plant and equipment will be delivered to the site via York Road on Monday 27th January. We will notify you again in advance of the second day.

CALA is aware of residents concern with respect to the development in general and the use of York Road in particular. The delivery of the demoltion plant and equipment via York Road is unavoidable and we will be working to a very tight schedule to ensure all the necessary equipment is delivered within this two day period and thereby limiting any disturbance to York Road residents. Should there by any problem on the day you can contact the Construction Director, Malcolm Baker on 01784 225300.

Yours faithfully
Malcolm Baker
Construction Director



YORK ROAD - on the north side of Telephone House site, Tunbridge Wells - on Tuesday 6 May 2003 (19:00) - the day, CALA Homes started with the site set up and, the beginning of the construction phase of the new Telephone House Estate which will be so overbearing, as it is three times government guidelines in density terms.

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.