Decision details

Planning Application No. SL/2020/0387 - Town View Fields, Kendal

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Replacement of existing timber casement windows with rosewood timber grain effect uPVC windows (Mr Scullion on behalf of South Lakeland District Council)


Note – The Planning Officer’s presentation had been circulated to Members and displayed on the Council’s Website on the day before the meeting.


The Planning Officer presented Planning Application No. SL/2020/0387 which sought permission for the installation of replacement uPVC windows in a purpose built hostel for vulnerable individuals and families. He displayed plans and photographs which outlined the proposal. He informed Members that the property was built in the 1990’s and was a split level rendered building with timber casement windows and a slate roof. The Planning Officer explained that the proposal was for the installation of replacement casement style uPVC windows finished in a rosewood timber grain effect which would replicate the existing windows.


The Planning Officer went on to explain that the Kendal Conservation Area Character Appraisal Document noted that the building made a largely neutral impact on the special architectural or historical character of the area and that any perceived harm could be offset against the public benefit of thermal efficiency and security.


Members gave consideration to the application.


A motion to approve the application was proposed and seconded and a vote was taken on the motion, during which all Planning Committee Members confirmed that they had, without interruption heard the full presentation and discussion on the item and it was

RESOLVED – that the application be granted subject to the following conditions:-


Condition (1)   The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of THREE YEARS from the date hereof.


Reason            To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


Condition (2)   The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:


Location Plan, Scale 1:1250, Received 7 May 2020

Elevations, Drawing No. 01


Reason            For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.


Condition (3)   The materials to be used for the external surfaces of the development hereby approved shall be:


Windows – uPVC finished in rosewood timber grain effect, side hung casement.


Reason            To ensure the development is of a high quality design in accordance with Policy DM2 of the Development Management Policies Development Plan Document and Policy CS8.10 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

Publication date: 16/11/2020

Date of decision: 24/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/09/2020 - Planning Committee

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