Courier 6 July 2001 Page 15 ( * )

Telecom House decision causing anxious wait

Residents and developers are anxiously waiting for a Government Inspector's decision on Telecom House in Church Road.
It is expected to come within the next few weeks and will finally settle whether developers Crest Nicholson and Southgate Developments for BT can build 43 flats.

Residents are against the scheme because they will be out of character with the area and increase cars.
They also object to the number of homes along with potential loss of light and trees.

After the four-day inquiry in May 2001 Archie Norman MP said the plans had "probably given rise to more public dissent and anxiety" than any other he had experienced during his four years as MP.

( * ) INFO:
Inspector Malcolm Lewis announced his appeal decision and cost decision on 3 July 2001.

Speeches of Members of The Telephone House Neighbours Association,
Councillors of Culverden Ward and the MP for Tunbridge Wells

Could the Planning Inspector's decisions have been challenged ?

A guide through Tunbridge Wells Local Press since August 2000 - "The Telephone House Debacle"