The High Weald Project

We learn from the Kent High Weald Project, a partnership between Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Kent County Council and the Countryside Agency, that trees are vital in town centres.

We were interested and asked for details. We received information and advice leaflets

We read:

4.) To improve urban areas planting schemes can try to replicate native woodland habitats, but in an "alien", built environment it maybe better to take advantage of the diversity of beautiful trees introduced from around the world. Plantings in urban areas focus on the beneficial effect trees have on the climate and their surroundings.

In York Road these trees do already exist.
And as we learn: mature trees are worth 1000s of saplings - the trees need to be integrated into the re-development of the Telephone House site, for present residents and their future neighbours.

27.01.03 - CALA Homes move in
- felling of amenity trees and demolition site set-up for Telephone House

Autumn 2000 - Application for Tree Preservation Order
- tree officer, Daniel Docker, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

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, Kent, TN1.