e-mail from Councillor David Wakefield - 11 July 2001

Subject: Policy H6 and the Local Plan
Date 7/11/01

11 July 2001

The Councillors at the Council Meeting on the 23rd May 2001 were told that they were not voting for the draft Local Plan, but merely voting to allow it to go forward into the public domain.

The draft Local Plan would have received far more attention on that occasion were it to be the last chance that councillors had of expressing their fears.

I shall certainly be thinking very deeply on this matter over the coming months, as wll my fellow councillors.

David Wakefield

Could the Inspector's decisions have been challenged ?

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.