Plastic window in West Cumbrian village must be removed
Last updated at 20:28, Thursday, 17 May 2012
A woman will have to remove a uPVC window from a High Lorton holiday cottage after losing an appeal against a Lake District National Park Authority ruling.
The authority issued a listed building enforcement notice in August after a traditional timber sliding sash window at Cobblers Cottage was replaced with a similar uPVC window.
The notice told Mrs B Mycock to remove the uPVC window and put in a timber window to match the appearance of the original.
Mrs Mycock appealed, stating that the window needed to be usable as a fire escape route and the original was replaced because it could not be opened.
Planning inspector John Braithwaite said the original could have been replaced with an opening timber-framed window.
He added: “UPVC is an inappropriate modern material for an external feature of a listed building, which is included in the statutory list because of its architectural and history interest.”
He upheld the enforcement notice.
First published at 19:20, Thursday, 17 May 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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