Rothesay tenements in line to get new windows

Housing association Fyne Homes is seeking permission to install double-glazed windows at several Rothesay tenements - including most of the King Street flats on the left of this photograph, and all those at 16 Castlehill Street, background centre.
Housing association Fyne Homes is seeking permission to install double-glazed windows at several Rothesay tenements - including most of the King Street flats on the left of this photograph, and all those at 16 Castlehill Street, background centre.

Local housing association Fyne Homes has applied for planning permission to install replacement windows at several of its Rothesay tenement properties.

The association, which has its headquarters in the town, wants to replace single-glazed units in King Street, Castlehill Street and Russell Street with double-glazed equivalents.

According to plans which can be viewed at Argyll and Bute Council’s website, Fyne Homes’ intention is for the new windows to be surrounded by timber frames - in line with Rothesay conservation policies, and unlike other recent projects such as the town’s Bute House Hotel, where a proposal to replace timber-framed single pane windows with double-glazed versions in uPVC frames was recently turned town.

The Fyne Homes properties earmarked for improvement are at 1 and 2 King Street (excluding Flat 1/2, 1 King Street); Flats 0/1, 0/2, 1/1, 1/2, 2/1 and 2/2, 16 Castlehill Street; Flats 1/1, 2/1 and 2/2, 26 Castlehill Street; and at 3 and 5 Russell Street.