Arthur Mann, Planning Director, CALA Homes South,
ANSWERS
The Telephone House Neighbours Association's questions


07.06.02


Dear Arthur,

The purpose of this e-mail is to follow up on some outstanding issues that we raised in our letter sent to you dated 30th April.

We haven't had a reply from you yet. Did you get our letter?
YES.

The specific points we raised in this letter were as follows:

What are your precise plans concerning demolition?
Have these been finalised yet?

NO UNFORTUNATELY THEY HAVEN'T AS WE ARE LOOKING AT THE BEST MEANS OF REDUCING THE NEED TO USE YORK ROAD AS A MEANS OF ACCESS TO THE SITE.

In relation to the Health and Safety Plan incorporating Method Statement and Risk Assessment.
What status is this at now?
Has the plan now been altered and the Method of Works been changed? (It appears you will be starting on the north side of the site so pushing demolition traffic through York Road. You said when we met you would avoid this happening?)

THIS IS BEING FINALISED AND WILL BE SUBMITTED SHORTLY TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS BOROUGH COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL.

Potential of (actual) Loss of Light.
You were seeking clarification from Schatunowski Brooks. Have you got this clarification yet?

WE ARE IN DISCUSSIONS AND I SHALL CHECK WITH OUR TECHNICAL TEAM TO REQUEST AN UPDATE.

When we met, Councillor Roy Bullock offered to arrange a meeting between you, local residents, Councillors and Council officers in order that compromise could be achieved where appropriate.
Is this an offer you no longer want to take up?

WE ARE HAPPY TO MEET ONCE MORE TO DISCUSS OUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, AND THIS MAY BE MORE APPROPRIATE ONCE WE HAVE FORMALLY SUBMITTED OUR METHOD STATEMENT FOR APPROVAL.
WE INTEND SUBMITTING THIS WITHIN THE COMING WEEKS AND THEREAFTER IT MAY BE APPROPRIATE FOR US TO ARRANGE WITH CLLR BULLOCK TO MEET AT THE TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF TELEPHONE HOUSE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION.

Arthur, it's been 5 weeks since this letter was sent to you. I would appreciate your responses to these questions at your earliest possible convenience.
NOTED.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Morse.
Chairman - The Telephone House Neighbours Association



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, TN1, Kent.