Bute’s MSP has hit out at the “exceptionally heavy handed treatment” of the owners of a Rothesay hotel over the replacement of windows in their property.
Michael Russell contacted Argyll and Bute Council’s chief executive Sally Loudon after Harry and Hazel Greene were served with a court order stopping the installation of UPVC windows in the Bute House Hotel.
The Greenes pressed ahead with the replacement of the hotel’s timber-framed windows despite having two planning applications turned down and an appeal dismissed by the Scottish Government.
Mr Russell said: “Everyone is incredulous that, when the building is surrounded by others which have undertaken similar replacements, for some reason Mr Greene has been singled out for special and what appears to be exceptionally heavy handed treatment.”
* For more detail on this story, including Argyll and Bute Council’s response to Mr Russell’s comments, see the March 28 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.