Notification of CALA Homes' Appeal against Refusal of the original Scheme of Works

Planning and Building Control Services
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

The Occupier
York Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

5 November 2002


PROPOSAL: Submission of scheme of work details in accordance with condition 15 of TW/00/01474

LOCATION: Telephone House Church Road Royal Tunbridge Wells

Following the decision of the Council to refuse permission for the above application Cala Homes (South) Limited has lodged an appeal with the Secretary of State.

The application was refused for the following reasons:-

  1. Based on the information provided in the proposed Scheme of Works, it has not been demonstrated that sufficient protection will be given during the construction phases of the development to the residential amenities of occupiers of properties in York Road, in particular by virtue of the potential for the significant use of York Road by construction-related vehicular traffic and for loading/unloading.
  2. The proposed Scheme of Works lacks the clarity and precision required to allow the accurate and effective monitoring of elements of the construction process in order to ensure the adherence to the Scheme by the developer as required by Condition 15.

Please note that this is an appeal against refusal of the original proposed Scheme of Works, refused 9th September 2002 under reference TW/02/01710.
The revised proposed Scheme of Works. reference TW/02/02409 is still being considered by the Borough Council.

The appeal is to be decided by an Informal Hearing, which you may attend, and take part in at the Inspector's discretion. You will be notified of the arrangements at a later date. If you are a disabled person and are concerned about special facilities being available, can you please contact the Council to confirm that proper provisions are in place.

Any comments which you may already have made in relation to application reference TW/02/01710 will be copied and forwarded on the Planning Inspectorate and the Appellant) and will be taken into consideration by the Inspector in deciding the appeal.

Should you wish to make any further comments, you should write to the Planning Inspectorate:
Kite Wing, Temple Quay House,
2 The Square, Temple Quay,
Bristol. BS1 6PN,
quoting reference number APP/M2270/A/02/1101246 - to arrive no later than 10 December 2002.
Representations received after this date will not normally be seen by the Inspector and will be returned.

Please note that you should send THREE copies of your comments to the Planning Inspectorate.

If 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 5.00 pm. Monday to Friday, where you may ootain a copy of a free Booklet 'Guide to taking part in planning appeals'.

Yours faithfully
Nigel Eveleigh
Head of Planning & Building Control Services

Is CALA Homes really going ahead with THAT scheme?

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, TN1, Kent.