Tunbridge Wells Borough Council - Local Plan Review - 2nd Deposit Copy - October 2002 - Policy H6

Policy H6 as general policy allocates sites for residential development in the period 2001-2006



6. Housing chapter page 308

Policy H6(a) TELEPHONE HOUSE, CHURCH ROAD/YORK ROAD


26.09.2002 - Members of TWBC Cabinet recommend to Full Council (16 October 2002) to have this policy deleted


ID No. Summary TWBC Response Action for 2nd Deposit
Policy H6(a) Allocation of Telephone House, Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells for residential development
60/15/1
68/1/1
OBJ
1. Planning permission has been granted on this site and it should be deleted from Policy H6 1. In accordance with PPG12 and the DTLR Development Plans: Good Practice Guide on content of plans and policies, sites with planning permission are not normally included within allocation policies in Local Plans. This site should be deleted from Policy H6 and included within the relevant section (total dwellings subject to outstanding planning consent) of Table 2 in the Plan. Policy H6(a): Delete allocation.
434/3/1
528/22/1
610/1/1
OBJ
1. Objectors doubt the availability, suitability and capacity of this site. 1. Site has achieved a planning permission. Policy H6(a): Delete allocation.



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.

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.