Trinity House, Tunbridge Wells, formerly No. 11 York Road and Trinity Church Hall, shares a boundary with Telephone House site.
Residents try to find out whether the freeholders are aware that a block of flats of social housing is to be put up on the boundary of the west elevation of Trinity House, resulting in loss of light and other issues which may effect the value of their property.


To:
Barclays Bank Plc.
Barclays Offshore Services
First Floor, St. Swithin’s House,
11/12 St. Swithin’s Lane
London EC4N 8AS

Barclays Bank's Trinity HouseWest elevation of Trinity House


3 February 2003

Dear Sirs

Barclays Bank Plc property: Trinity House, Church Road / York Road, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
HM LAND REGISTRY Title Number: K582419

Telephone House Development - Rights of Light

We have been given to understand that as from the end of Sept. 2002 you are the owners ( * ) of Trinity House, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells.

Are you aware that a block of flats is to be put up this year, on the boundary of the West Wing of your property?

The dormer windows concerned, constructed during the conversion of the building into offices, will be totally obstructed, resulting in considerable loss of light, and in addition to this there will be only an alley-like space between the 2 buildings, rendering access for maintenance well-nigh impossible, and also an invitation for fly-tipping.

We are enclosing photographs of the site showing the West elevation of Trinity House, where it will be most affected, and correspondence to the previous owner, National Westminster.

We invite you to look at our internet site http://uk.geocities.com/telephonehouse, and if after having gathered all the information, you feel that you could be supportive of the residents’ case, regarding Rights of Light, we would welcome contributory action.

Sincerely yours,
Katherine Quinnell
Founder Member
The Telephone House Neighbours Association

Enc:
- Prints of Photographs taken of Trinity House and the surroundings
- Letter to DTZ/Nat West as published on the THNA internet site
- Letter to Nat West 21.01.2003


INFO: ( * )
Barclays Bank has an interest in this property as proprietor of the land charges.
The proprietor as of 11 February 2000 is:
UPPER LENDEAN INVESTMENTS Ltd (incorporated in the British Virgin Islands)
c/o Boodle Hatfield, 61 Brook Street, London W1Y 2BL




21 January 2003

National Westminster Bank Plc.
Sheffield Securities Centre
P.O.Box 502
2nd & 3rd floors - 42 High Street
Sheffield S1 2YW

Dear Sirs

National Westminster Plc property: Trinity House, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells
- HM LAND REGISTRY Title Number: K582419 -

Telephone House Development – Rights of Light

In May 2001 and May 2002, we contacted your agent, DTZ – Mr Tim Rose, in London. Please find a copy of the letter enclosed.

There is no doubt that the owners of Trinity House have a Right of Light. With this legal issue in mind, would you be prepared to support residents in the area, with the same problem? If so, please contact the Telephone House Neighbours Association at the above address. For full information of this situation you might wish to contact us on our internet site http://uk.geocities.com/telephonehouse.

Sincerely yours
Katherine Quinnell
Founder Member
The Telephone House Neighbours Association



May 2002 - the Trinity House freeholder: Nat West (agent DTZ, London)

The rights of light and loss of light issue

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.