Telephone House, Town Centre, Tunbridge Wells - 17.02.2003
CALA Homes' contractor Wooldridge Ecotec Demolition

cala homes - wooldridge demolition - telephonehouse site from church road tunbridge wells The "monstrous" neighbour has been eradicated.

If CALA Homes continue their legalistic implementation of a very controversial planning permission, Nigel Watts’ prediction (in the Courier in August 2000) will come true:
"I fear that those entertaining the hope that Telephone House will be succeeded by a building of inspired design are due for a rude disappointment."

On many occasions rational arguments were brought forward by local residents, - alternatives proposed, - doors opened.
CALA's directors smiled, listened, grunted, - the plans remain unaltered. Why?

empty telephonehouse site, church road tunbridge wells

Images of Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre
The Telephone House, Church Road side - September 2002

Bizarrely, Policy H6(a) allocated for Telephone House was identical to the two refused planning applications for the Telephone House development.
[1st: refused at delegated officers level - 2nd: refused by the Councillors of the Western Area Planning Committee].
Policy H6(a) is the most controversial document, produced by the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, leading to the Telephone House Debacle.

CALA Homes move in - the demoliton of Telephone House