Sunday, 20 August 2017

Residents urged not to use uPVC windows

RESIDENTS living in Henley’s conservation area who want to install uPVC windows have been criticised by a town councillor.

RESIDENTS living in Henley’s conservation area who want to install uPVC windows have been criticised by a town councillor.

The town council’s planning committee considered two applications to replace wooden windows with plastic ones in Bell Street and St Mark’s Road.

Councillor Sam Evans said: “If people choose to live in a place like Henley and in a conservation area then they should be more sympathetic to where they live and not replace timber windows with uPVC. It’s very, very sad.

“It’s replacing a natural material and will go straight into a landfill when it’s eventually replaced.” The committee recommended that both applications are refused by South Oxfordshire District Council.

It recommended approval of a retrospective application for the refurbishment of a Grade II listed house in Wharfe Lane despite criticism by some members.

The committee said it wished to express its “disappointment” that planning permission hadn’t been sought before the work was started.

Chairman Dieter Hinke said: “If you buy a Grade II listed building it doesn’t take much to realise you need planning permission.”

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