06.06.2001 - Letter to Chief Executive Rodney Stone, accompanying the questions

37 Church Road
Royal Tunbridge Wells

e-mail: telephonehouse@cs.com
internet: http://uk.geocities.com/telephonehouse

Rodney Stone Esq
The Chief Executive
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Town Hall TN1 1RS

6 June 2001

Dear Mr Stone

Telephone House Development
- Application 99/02211 - Application 00/01474 - Appeal APP/M227/A/00/1054946

The Telephone House Neighbours Association (THNA) are greatly concerned by what seems to be the attitude, conduct and ability of some officers in the Borough’s Planning, Building Control, Strategy, Development and Conservation Departments. This concern has arisen from events during and after the first planning application, the second planning application, the Public Inquiry in early May and, last not least, the Local Plan Review at the extra-ordinary Council meeting on 23 May.

We know that numerous residents and Councillors in Tunbridge Wells share our concern about the unsuitability of many aspects of this development as recommended by the planning officers.

Would you please consider our questions in the annex and let us have your answers by 20th June.

Yours sincerely
Annemarie Topliss
for the Committee of
The Telephone House Neighbours Association

Enc: Annex
2001 - The uneasy questions to the Chief Executive Rodney Stone and other senior officers of TWBC
2003 - the questions are still unanswered - they are as intriguing as in 2001.
What went wrong with the Telephone House Planning Applications ?

During summer/autumn 2001, after the Public Inquiry - The attitude of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council's
Chief Executive and Director of Operational Services towards Residents

The Telephone House Neighbours Association, Tunbridge Wells
The aims are to heighten peoples' awareness and concern for the high-density development on Telephone House site, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1.