NORFOLK GRANGE
the Telephone House site, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Builders from hell ?
Living opposite a CALA Homes Development


Summer 2003

What would go through your mind if one day you are confronted with this scenario opposite you at 12 metres distance?
There will be 43 flats on the 0.307 hectare / 0.7 acre plot: York Road / Church Road, Tunbridge Wells



cala homes' plot in tunbridge wells - view from Nos. 40/42 York Road



last remaining trees are chopped - view from opposite houses in York Road



cala homes estate - block C foundations in the middle of the plot - view from Nos. 40/42 York Road



Block B will be built opposite houses nos. 38-44 York Road. Block C will be built in the middle of the plot behind Block B.
Privacy and overshadowing were not taken into account at planning stages.

Stuborn enough - CALA Homes implement - what is known to their directors as "hot potato and rotten apple" - a high density development of which "the final plans please no-one".

In the end CALA Homes prospective buyers will encounter problems i.e. lack of privacy, lack of sunlight/daylight, lack of amenities, insufficient parking, outdated town infrastructure, living in high density.




Urban Cramming - The footprint / layout of the proposed blocks of flats:
CALA Homes took over BT/Crest Nicholson's controversial planning permission for the high density development of Telephone House in Tunbridge Wells of which "the final plans please no-one"


WHAT DO CALA HOMES WANT TO BUILD ?


WHAT DO TUNBRIDGE WELLS AND THE TELEPHONE HOUSE NEIGHBOURS WANT TO SEE ?

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.