More appeal success for Hayston Developments & Planning Ltd, this time in Carmarthenshire. Mrs Helen Howell of Picton House, Llanddowrer, was facing enforcement action having modernised the hotel she was renovating. Mrs Howells had failed to seek listed building consent before replacing the aging and tired windows in the property with energy efficient, double glazed uPVC windows. When Carmarthenshire County Council threatened enforcement action, Mrs Howell contacted Hayston.
This was a complex matter due to the building’s status as a Grade II listed building. Following a hearing and site inspection, the Inspector returned a split decision. Mrs Howell has been ordered to replace some of the windows in her listed building, but has also been allowed to retain some of the new windows, thus saving her considerable cost.