Retrospective permission for uPVC windows at 77 Marchmont Road
Posted on: November 25, 2021
Our comments on application for retrospective permission for already installed uPVC windows in a designated Conservation Area
Address: 77 Marchmont Road Edinburgh EH9 1HB
Proposal: Retrospective permission for installation of uPVC windows to replace timber and sash windows.
Closing date for comments: 26/11/2021 and 10/12/2021
Determination date: 27/12/2021 and 31/12/2021
The Cockburn Association OBJECTS to this retrospective planning application submitted in respect of windows in a B-listed building within the Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Area.
The use of uPVC in this situation is very clearly contrary to the council own guidance on the use of uPVC in listed buildings and conservation areas and should not be permitted.
If planning permission is granted. The Council’s policies will be effectively nullified and it may prove impossible going forward to object to uPVC replacement windows in other similar situations relating to Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings.
Key guidance includes:
- ‘Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas Updated Feb 2019’ pages 13, 24, 25: “UPVC will not be acceptable.“
- ‘Guidance for Householders November 2021’ page 16: “UPVC is not a traditional or sustainable material, and its use will not normally be acceptable In listed buildings and conservation areas.“