Why not all buildings can be treated the same

PUBLISHED: 13:42 26 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:15 15 June 2010

COMMERCIAL premises in Honiton cannot be treated in the same way as private homes when it comes to replacing windows.

COMMERCIAL premises in Honiton cannot be treated in the same way as private homes when it comes to replacing windows. That is the view of town councillors, who are recommending a plan for 180 High Street be refused.Mr B Williamson is seeking planning permission to install replacement windows to match neighbouring properties.He has been waiting since last May to find out if he needs permission, because his neighbours did not.Members of Honiton Town Council's planning committee agreed at a meeting that uPVC windows should not be permitted in a conservation area.Deputy mayor Councillor Vivienne Ash said: "Just because we can't control the others doesn't mean to say we shouldn't take a view on this.


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