27.05.02 - Letter to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council - Chief Executive Rodney Stone
Why were none of our main concerns addressed in the TWBC Building Control Surveyor's (Mr Patrick Arthur) demolition notice?

37 Church Road
Royal Tunbridge Wells

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Rodney Stone, Esq
Chief Executive
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells

27 May 2002

Dear Mr Stone

Telephone House - DEMOLITION

Occupiers of York Road received a notification from Mr Patrick Arthur informing them in very general terms of the impending demolition of Telephone House.

Archie Norman informed us that you are aware of the residentsí concern, particularly during the demolition and construction period.

We note that none of our main concerns in connection with the demolition have been addressed in Mr Patrick Arthurís notification.

Would you please let us have a copy of the revised Health and Safety Plan submitted by CALA Homes so that we may consider it.

Would you also please provide us with the Method Statement submitted by CALA.

In view of the impact on the amenities of residents will the work schedule be called in by Western Area Planning Committee?

Will you ensure that all conditions laid down by the Inspector will be met?

We would consider it helpful to have a meeting between CALA Homes, the officers in charge and a few members of our committee to thrash out a mutually acceptable modus operandi.

As we have not been advised of the starting date for demolition we would appreciate your early reply.

Yours sincerely
Annemarie Topliss

07.06.02 - REPLY: Rodney Stone, Chief Executive
Corporate Services

Thank you for your letter dated 27th May 2002.

The Council has decided that it will consult on the submitted Method Statement when this has been submitted by CALA. When I last enquired, the Method Statement had not been received.

I am enquiring into the latest position and will write to you again.

Is CALA Homes really going ahead with THAT scheme?

February 2003 - CALA Homes move in - the Demolition of Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells