Response from Rodney Stone, Chief Executive, TWBC - 27 July 2001

- Refusal to go into appeal

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


TUNBRIDGE WELLS BOROUGH COUNCIL
Corporate Services
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

Our ref: RJS/ALI
Date: 27 July 2001


Telephone House Neighbours Association
37 Church Road
ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Kent TN1 1JT

Dear Ms Topliss

TELEPHONE HOUSE DEVELOPMENT

As promised I am writing to you to inform you of the decision of the Operational Services Board last night.

After lengthy consideration, the Board decided that the Council will not be appealing to the High Court against the Inspector's Decisions. This decision was taken on the basis of legal and planning advice that there are no grounds of appeal that are worth the Council pursuing with any prospect of success.

This advice was taken to guide the Council and the Residents' position is legally different. The Association should take its own legal advice as to whether it may have grounds for appeal and, if so, whether it has reasonable prospects of success.

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.