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Appeal: Replacement uPVC windows for listed building ‘would lack finesse’

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An inspector has blocked plans to replace the timber windows of a listed home in Falmouth with uPVC ones, ruling that the plastic replacements would “lack the finesse and craftsmanship” of the existing ones.

The appeal relates to a mid-19th century terraced house within Falmouth Conservation Area, in an elevated position overlooking Falmouth Harbour. The house is one of three to be grade II listed. The appellant sought permission to replace the home’s existing timber windows with uPVC double-glazed units, which he argued would be of identical design.The building’s listing description........
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