Planners to decide on windows

PLANNERS in Scarborough will decide on Thursday whether to grant listed building consent to a flat in Esplanade.

Stephen Allen has made the application so that he can renew some of the timber sliding sash windows on the front of the Grade II Listed Building.

According to a report by Jill Low, Scarborough Council’s planning manager, the building falls within the designated Scarborough Conservation Area.

The flat is described as part of a “grand symmetrical terrace composition stepped down a slope in three sections” which dates from between 1840 and 1850.

The terrace features stuccoed facades with rusticated ground floors, cast iron first floor balconies.

According to a conservation officer the windows would be replaced on a like for like basis and would be similar to those on nearby buildings.

And, according to English Heritage, the proposal to replace the windows on the front “like for like” manner is flawed because “the present windows do not match those of the adjacent properties”

It recommended that the opportunity should be taken to accurately copy those at first floor level on the property.

Planning officers have recommended that listed building consent is given.