Us uPVC hater back?

When we moved to our house, in Queen Street, Seaton, eight years ago, we were discussing replacing our windows with uPVC with our next door neighbours. They had been in contact with a female member of staff at East Devon District Council about six months

When we moved to our house, in Queen Street, Seaton, eight years ago, we were discussing replacing our windows with uPVC with our next door neighbours. They had been in contact with a female member of staff at East Devon District Council about six months previously, who informed them that they couldn't use uPVC as their house was in a Conservation Area and, therefore, they would have to put in wooden framed windows. I telephoned EDDC and was told that this person was no longer working at the council and we could, in fact, put in whatever type of window frame we wished as our house was not listed. The woman involved had made this ruling herself (this according to the person I spoke to), because she disliked uPVC windows. Could the shop owners who are having the problem over their replacement windows be running into the same bureaucracy?Given what Margaret Rogers wrote in last week's Herald about the town hall doors in Seaton, maybe the dreaded uPVC hater has returned to Sidmouth. Roger UprightQueen StreetSeaton