Response from Nigel Eveleigh, Head of Planning and Building Services, TWBC - 10 September 2002

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

Date: 10 September 2002

The Telephone House Neighbours Association
37 Church Road
Kent TNl 1JT

Dear Ms Topliss


Thank you for your letter of 8 September, and indeed for the comments on the submitted Scheme of Works sent on 18 August.

I have given careful consideration to the Scheme of Works, to CALA's supplementary letters and to the views of the THNA. I am not satisfied that adequate protection is being given to the amenities of residents of York Road and I have decided to refuse the Scheme of Works. I attach a copy of the formal decision notice.

You raised two further issues in your letter.

On the issue of maintaining the structural integrity of the buildings in York Road, I do not accept that this is the responsibility of the Local Planning Authority. It seems to me that this is likely to be a matter between individual property owners and the developer or contractor involved in the construction process.

Regarding rights of light, I do not consider that this issue has any bearing on the discharge of Condition 15, which relates entirely to the submission and approval of the Scheme of Works.

I would be happy to discuss any of these issues if you consider it would help.

Yours sincerely
Nigel Eveleigh

cc Cllr Roy Bullock - John Haynes, Director of Operational Services

Is CALA really going ahead with THAT scheme?

The rights of light and loss of light issue