Response from Nigel Eveleigh, Planning and Building Control Services, TWBC - 2 October 2002

Planning and Building Control Services
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

Dr D Bech
The Telephone House Neighbours Association
Tunbridge Wells Kent

02 October 2002

Dear Dr Bech

- Asbestos Removal - Telephone House

Thank you for your email of 1 October 2002. One of my officers visited the site yesterday and spoke to the operatives. She has also spoken to CALA Homes and to the Health & Safety Executive. You will also have seen, I am sure, the letter from the HSE to Ms Quinnell (26/9/02) on the subject of asbestos removal at this site.

CALA Homes have confirmed, in a letter received this morning, that what is being removed comprises asbestos from the redundant heating system (lagging and pipework). I attach a copy of the letter and plan.

This operation does not, in my view, constitute 'demolition' and it does not, therefore, require approval under the 'Scheme of Works'.

I understand from CALA Homes that they are likely to be re-submitting a 'Scheme of Works' in the near future. I shall of course again consult local residents and the THNA.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Eveleigh
Head of Planning & Building Control Services

CALA Homes 1st Scheme of Works for the Demolition (including removal of Asbestos) and
Construction of Telephone House

What was removed from Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells, in February 2002?