The Inspectorate was informed of the Draft Local Plan Policy H6(a), allocated for Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells, by Judith Ashton of Barton Willmore on 9 May 2001.
THE PLANNING INSPECTORATE
4/09 Kite Wing Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol BS1 6PN
09.05.01 - Letter of Judith Ashton of Barton Willmore (Crest Nicholson's agent) to the Inspectorate
Just how much importance Crest Nicholson's agent put to this document, is obvious in Judith Ashton's statement:
However, the Inspectorate failed to inform The Telephone House Neighbours Association, Tunbridge Wells.
The Planning Inspectorate's Guide:
Making your planning appeal - 7 The Inquiry Procedure: Late comments -
To download the full Publication: "Making your planning appeal"
Could the Inspector's decisions have been challenged ?
09.05.02 - Residents' complaint to the Planning Inspectorate, Bristol
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.
After the Public Inquiry, during summer/autumn 2001 - The Attitude of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council's
Chief Executive attitude towards residents and rate payers