Response from Rodney Stone, Chief Executive, TWBC - 19 July 2001

- Refusal of Attendance of Council's Operational Services Board on the 26 July 2001

re: Challenging the Inspector's appeal decisions - Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells

Corporate Services
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

Our ref: RJS/ALI
Date: 19 July 2001

Telephone House Neighbours Association
37 Church Road
Kent TN1 1JT

Dear Ms Topliss


Thank you for your letter dated 17 July. I suspect that there are a number of issues here upon which we must agree to differ but I do agree with you that the most important issue is to decide whether or not to challenge the Inspector's decision in the High Court.

With that in mind the Borough Secretary and Solicitor is taking Counsel's Opinion with the intention that Members will consider the matter at the Council's Operational Services Board on the 26 July. The meeting starts at 5.00 pm but it is likely that this item will be taken in the Exempt part of the agenda and members of the public will be excluded because of the sensitive nature of the legal advice which will be considered.

However, I will write to you as soon as the meeting has taken place letting you know what has been decided.

Yours sincerely
Rodney Stone
Chief Executive

After the Telephone House Public Inquiry, during summer/autumn 2001
TWBC Chief Executive's and Senior Officers' attitude towards Residents

Could the Inspector's decisions have been challenged ?

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.