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Appeal: Sash-window removal harms conservation area

Sash window

Retrospective permission has been refused for the replacement of original sash windows with PVC double-glazed units on a building of flats in Gloucester, after an inspector judged that the change would have a cumulative negative effect on the Southgate Street Conservation Area (CA).

Inspector Jonathan Tudor noted that the loss of original architectural features and unsympathetic alterations is identified by the council as a key issue within the CA. Tudor agreed that changes such as the one already carried out by the appellant, which may seem small on an individual basis, are having a cumulative negative impact on the character and coherence of the CA.Tudor recognised that........
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