NOTIFICATION OF APPEAL Telephone House, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Nigel Eveleigh, Planning and Building Control Manager
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

19 December 2000


PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing building and erection of 43 flats with basement level parking
LOCATION: Telephone House Church Road Tunbridge Wells

Following the decision of the Council to refuse permission for the above application Crest Homes (South East) Ltd And Southgate Developments Ltd has lodged an appeal with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

The application was refused for the following reasons:

  1. The proposal would have a significant adverse impact on the character and appearance on the Conservation Area by virtue of its scale, massing, roofscape, form, spacial characteristics, elevational treatment and building lines. It would, therefore, be contrary to Policies WK2, ENV15 and ENV17 of the Kent Structure Plan 1996 and Policies EN!(2), EN5 and EN6 of the Tunbridge Wells Borough Local Plan Adopted 1996.
  2. The proposal would have an adverse impact on the setting of listed buildings in Church Road and would, therefore, be contrary to Policy ENV19 of the Kent Structure Plan 1996 and Policy EN3 of the Tunbridge Wells Borough Local Plan Adopted 1996.

The appeal is to be conducted by a Public Inquiry. You will be notified of the arrangements for the Inquiry, which you may attend and take part in, at the Inspector’s discretion.

If you are a disabled person and are concerned about pspecial facitlites being available, can you please contact the council to confirm that proper provisions are in place.

Any comments which you may already have made will be copied and forwarded on the Planning Inspectorate and the Appellant(s) and will be taken in to consideration by the Inspector in deciding the appeal.

Should you wish to make any further comments, you should write to the Planning Inspectorate, Room 1003, Tollgate House, Houlton Street, Bristol, BS2 9DJ, quoting reference number: App/M2270/A/00/1054946, to arrive no later than 23rd January 2001. Please note that you should send three copies of your comments to the Planning Inspectorate. Representations received after this date will not normally be seen by th e Inspector and will be returned.

I f you wish to receive a copy of the Inspector’s report you should request this from the Planning Inspectorate.

Copies of the plans and documents deposited in connection with this appeal may be inspected at the Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1RS between 8.30 and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, where you may obtain a copy of a free booklet "Guide to taking part in planning appeals".

Yours faithfully
Susan Spencer Wood
Technical Clerk

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