Council officials have recommended that the ‘now outdated‘ Rothesay Window Policy be reviewed, after receiving a petition in support of a local hotelier’s application for the installation of uPVC windows.
Following Argyll and Bute’s refusal of Mr Harry Greene’s application for the Bute House Hotel, The Buteman organised a petition which asked the council to reconsider its decision, and to ‘work without delay towards a solution which will address the urgent need for quality hotel accommodation on Bute, and be of benefit to the economy of the island’. It received 1,112 signatures.
A report - written in response to the petition, and discussed at the authority’s planning, protective services and licensing committee (PPSL) held today (April 23) - states: ““In order that the matter of replacement windows in Rothesay can be approached on a systematic basis, having regard to national and local policy considerations but with an element of flexibility to take account of local circumstances, in the officers’ view it is considered that the most appropriate response in the circumstances highlighted by the petition would be to review the now outdated and no-longer effective ‘Rothesay Window Policy Statement’ (1995) through the preparation of an updated ‘Rothesay Window Replacement Technical Working Note’.”
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