The 2nd joint Planning Application for the Development of
Telephone House, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 - in 2000

Crest Nicholson Plc.'s Crest Homes (South East) Ltd. and
BT's subsiduary: Southgate Developments Ltd.

Tunbridge Wells Planning application no. TW/00/01474




In April 2002 CALA Group's CALA Homes took over Crest Nicholson Plc and British Telecom's
controversial planning permission for the high density development of Telephone House in Tunbridge Wells
of which "the final plans please no-one - neither the MP, Councillors, residents nor the developers"




architect URBAN CRAMMING or URBAN REGENERATION in Tunbridge Wells ?

THNA 14.10.2000 - Note to the 42-page documentation distributed by residents to the Members of the Western Area Planning Committee, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council -
for the Meeting on 18.10.2000 to decide the planning application for the development of Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells

THNA 18.10.2000 - The Report of the Planning Department of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for Members of the Western Area Planning Committee -
AN ANALYSIS BY THE TELEPHONE HOUSE NEIGHBOURS ASSOCIATION

THNA 18.10.2000 - Notes from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Western Area Committee Meeting
TWBC's WAPC decided to refuse BT's/Crest Nicholson's joint planning application for Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells
THNA 18.10.2000 - Councillors / Members of the Western Area Planning Committee 2000/2001

THNA October 2000 - The footprint / layout of the proposed blocks of flats in comparision:
Present Telephone House - 1st and 2nd applications by BT's Southgate Developments and Crest Nicholson for the high density development of Telephone House in Tunbridge Wells of which "the final plans please no-one"

letter 03.11.2000 - York Road Resident's letter to the Chief Executive, Rodney Stone
. . . the report presented by the case officer was one-sided and heavily biased in favour of the applicant whereas a well balanced, objective report is always called for on such occasion.

TWBC 11.12.2000 - The Chief Executive's reply to the York Road resident
I am sorry that you felt that the case officer’s report was one-sided and biased. . . . It summarised representations received as a result of consultations and finally, appraised the development under various headings. As a result of this appraisal, a recommendation was made."






THNA 19.12.2000 - Crest Nicholson and Southgate Development filed an Appeal
against the refusal for demolition of Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells and
erection of 43 flats on the Telephone House site, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells

THNA 15.01.2001 - Statement of Case by The Telephone House Neighbours Association
Residents' opinions and views as presented to the Planning Inspectorate for the Public Inquiry in May 2001

CALA Homes CALA Homescontroversial plans for the high density development of Telephone House in Tunbridge Wells
of which "the final plans please no-one".
How do
CALA Homes defend what is known to their directors as "hot potato and rotten apple" ?