Correspondence with the Building Control Surveyor, TWBC
CALA Homes' Demolition of Telephone House

Residents find it difficult to understand why they were informed of a Demolition Notice under Building Act 1984 Section 81.
The Demolition Notice does not contain any conditions or recommendations the Inspector set out in his appeal decision in July 2001.





27.05.2002 - Resident's letter to Building Control Surveyor - Peter Morse
Both these points [listed pavement and cellars beneath] will be irrelevant if CALA Homes and TWBC remain faithful to their original intentions of ensuring all demolition and building traffic uses Church Road, rather than York Road. What do your plans say in this matter? Your notification says nothing?

26.05.2002 - Resident's letter to Building Control Surveyor - Samuel McDowell
CALA Homes were proposing to ignore the condition imposed by the Inspector on appeal that demolition material be removed by way of Church Road, and requiring the developer to submit a scheme of works identifying points of access at each phase of the project, for approval.


26.05.2002 - Resident's letter to Building Control Surveyor - Daniel Bech
I asked [in a previous letter to John Haynes, Operational Services Board] for a structural survey to be carried out, so that one can establish what load can go through this part of York Road, without causing damage to the listed terrace and the listed York Stone pavement slabs


26.05.2002 - Resident's letter to Building Control Surveyor - Barbara Clarke
I have heard from several other residents that at some time in February, chutes were established on the York Road side of the Telephone House building. The building was known to be empty, as recalled by the residents from the site visit, together with the Inspector.
What was removed from the building?


26.05. / 03.06.2002 - Resident's letter to Building Control Surveyor - Robert Soden
What happens to the conditions and / or recommendations the Inspector set out in his appeal decision?


26.05.2002 - Resident's letter to Building Control Surveyor - Lynne Tucker
It was accepted by the case officer Ruth Chambers, the Inspector and Mr Arthur Mann of Cala Homes that demolition traffic should go via Church Road. I want an assurance that NO traffic will go via York Road.



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, TN1, Kent.