Tunbridge Wells Borough Council - Demolition Notice to CALA Homes - 21.05.02

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Principal Building Control Surveyor, Patrick Arthur, writes to confirm that Notification has been received by CALA stating that Telephone House is to be demolished and encloses a copy of the Notice forwarded to the demolition contractors involved.
This was for informative purposes only and in accordance with the requirement of Section 81 of the Building Act 1984





Date: 21st May 2002

Dear Sirs (Occupiers, York Road, Tunbridge Wells)

BUILDING ACT 1984

Telephone House Church Road Royal Tunbridge Wells Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent Demolition of building

I write to confirm that Notification has been received confirming that the above mentioned property/or part thereof, is to be demolished, and enclose for your information and records a copy of the Notice forwarded to the demolition contractors involved.

Should you have any concerns relating to the special steps to be taken by the person undertaking the demolition, please contact the Council service or organisation referred to direct.

This information is given as a requirement of Section 81 of the Building Act, 1984.

Yours faithfully
Patrick Arthur
Principal Building Control Surveyor





BUILDING ACT 1984 SECTION 81

Notice to person undertaking demolition

To MR P CONLAN
Cala Homes (South) Ltd
Burgan House, The Causeway
STAINES
Middlesex TW18 3PR

WHEREAS on the 25th day of April 2002, you served a Notice on the TUNBRIDGE WELLS BOROUGH COUNCIL (hereinafter called "the Council") specifying certain works of demolition intended to be carried out in respect of the building known as Telephone House Church Road Royal Tunbridge Wells Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent

Demolition of building

WHEREAS, all precautions to be taken to prevent nuisance to the public. For special steps to be taken by the person undertaking the demolition see attached sheet (for information only).

In the interest of public health and safety the demolition contractor shall comply with the requirements of BS 6187; Code of Practice for Demolition.

TAKE NOTICE, that the TUNBRIDGE WELLS BOROUGH COUNCIL pursuant to Section 81 of the BUILDING ACT, 1984, hereby require you within (c) from the date of the service of this Notice on you (or within such period as the COUNCIL may by notice in writing permit) to take the following action, that is to say:

  1. To repair and make good any damage to an adjacent building caused by the demolition or by the negligent act or omission of any person engaged in it.

  2. To remove material or rubbish resulting from the demolition and clearance of the site.

  3. To disconnect and seal at such points as the Council may reasonably require any sewer or drain in or under the building.

  4. To remove any such sewer or drain and seal any sewer or drain with which the sewer or drain to be removed is connected.

  5. To make good to the satisfaction of the Council the surface of the ground disturbed by anything done under paragraph (e) or paragraph (f).

  6. To make airangements with the relevant statutory undertakers for the disconnection of the supply of gas, electricity and water to the building.

  7. To take such steps relating to the conditions subject to which the demolition is to be undertaken and the conditions in which the site is to be left on completion of the demolition as the Council may, consider reasonable necessary for the protection of the public and the preservation of public amenity.

Dated this 20 day of May 20002
Signed Patrick Arthur
Building Control Manager





For information only:
Special steps to be taken by the person undertaking the demolition.

  1. The burning of combustible structures or materials on the site creating a public nuisance offence is prohibited. Please consult the Council's Environmental Services on Tunbridge Wells (01892) 526121 Ext. 3240.

  2. All asbestos is to be safely removed and taken to a registered place of disposal. Prior to any such materials being disturbed or removed from site, please either consult Environmental Services on Tunbridge Wells (01892) 526121 Ext. 3224 or 2070 for certain commercial premises, or consult the Health and Safety Executive on (01342) 334200 for other types of premises.

  3. All waste material (other than asbestos covered by item 3 above) must be disposed of to a suitable waste facility in compliance with the Environmental Protection Act Section 34 Duty of Care Regulations 1991. For further advice contact Kent County Council Waste Regulations Authority Tel (01622) 605944 or 605945.

  4. The Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Health and Safety Regulations backed by an EC Directive came into force on 1 April 1995.
    The Regulations, which are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive, are compulsorily designed into all aspects of the project, putting the onus on the client and his advisors.
    If you are uncertain of the requirements, etc., applicable, please consult the client and the Health and Safety Executive on (01342) 334200.

  5. Due regard should be paid to the access to the site for Fire Brigade vehicles in all weather conditions.
    Adequate clearance to the site entrance, together with internal roadways should- be maintained at all times.
    The access requirements contained in Kent Fire Brigade Guidance Note FP/GN/17 should be used for guidance but due regard must be taken of the nature of the demolition and the gradual reduction in size of the premises. Access in all cases must be assessed on the particular nature of the site and the need to ensure adequate means of egress for personnel, appliances and equipment must not be overlooked.
    Further information or advice concerning item (6) should be obtained from the Fire Safety Officer, Kent Fire Brigade, Fire Station, Grove Hill Road, Telephone: Tunbridge Wells (01892)512344.



Planning & Building Control Services
Nigel Eveleigh, Head of Planning and Building Control Services
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS
Telephone: 01892 526121, Fax: 01892 544746
e-mail: planning.buildingcontrol@tunbridgewells.gov.uk



Is CALA Homes really going ahead with THAT scheme?

January 2003 - CALA Homes move in - start of the demolition of Telephone House