The Telephone House Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Is CALA Homes really going ahead with THAT scheme ?

The uncompromising execution of the most controversial planning consent of Tunbridge Wells' recent history is now carried out by CALA Homes.

Foundations laid for the 8 social flats - of the 43 flats on the 0.307 hectare site: York Road / Church Road



cala homes telephone house estate, tunbridge wells - block D foundations



May 2003 - CALA Homes start with the erection of Block D on York Road providing for the 8 dwellings of social housing on their high density Telephone House Estate. Block D is built at 11 metres distance of opposite houses. Block D will also leave an unsightly gap between itself and the listed Trinity House. 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will encounter problems i.e. lack of privacy, lack of sunlight/daylight, lack of amenities, insufficient parking, outdated town infrastructure, living in high density.




25.01.2003 - Before CALA Homes moved in
Impact on amenities and settings to be lost in York Road and in the Tunbridge Wells town centre


WHAT DO CALA HOMES WANT TO BUILD ?


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

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, Kent, TN1.