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So is the replacement of original windows in protected structures deemed to be a material alteration to the fabric of such buildings in ALL areas of the country? – i.e is it considered as important as the masonry/brick facades of buildings or is it up to the planners or conservation officers as to whether they will allow them?

There are just so many of them cropping up in the centres of villages and towns across the country in 18th & 19th century structures, that just some of them must be listed, even if it’s just a handful out of the 100s it’s happening to. Is a blind eye turned to replacement windows in favour of concentrating on protecting more ‘worthy’ aspects of buildings or parts that are easier to police?

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