Council policy on replacement windows

In the Chair’s Notes in Brentham News 183, distributed to all residents in June 2015, we stated that Ealing Council would allow double glazing in certain circumstances, including where “this would make an improvement on existing windows which are in poor repair”. This statement is misleading. In practice, the Council has been approving installation of double glazing in Brentham type windows where this would replace non-Brentham type windows installed earlier, but not in existing Brentham type windows that have fallen into disrepair. In this latter instance, approval has only been given for single glazed accurate copies of original windows

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4 Responses to Council policy on replacement windows

  1. Marilyn Walker says:

    Teresa’s makes a cogent and entirely accurate set of points. As they were made in February this year and it is now October, are we at least owed an update. I note a number of successful appeals have taken place in the last couple of years and.observe the entirely in keeping double glazed installations in the front of anumber of Brentham properties. Is there a conspiracy of silence, a boot into the long grass of this issue, or has a position been arrived at?

    An update would be appreciated.

    • Gina Mallin says:

      Dear Marilyn,
      Thank you for posting on the Brentham website about windows and double glazing.
      As you saw in my reply to Teresa earlier in the year, we have had our windows sub-committee report before the Council Planning Department for some time. We requested that they comment on our draft before we proceeded any further. Their limited resources and timings are obviously beyond our control, and we cannot make planning decisions ourselves. However the Society Committee is well aware that this issue is of concern for all of us as residents of the Brentham Estate. Therefore the Committee is currently looking to progress the report, and we will in the near future comment on the website accordingly.
      With best wishes,
      Gina Mallin

  2. Gina Mallin says:

    Dear Teresa,
    Hello. Thanks for your thoughts on this issue.
    As you will have read in the new edition of Brentham News, the Brentham Society report on this topic is currently with the Council Conservation Officer for comment. Ealing Council will soon be reviewing the area plan for Brentham, and we hope that our comments will be taken into account.
    We will be monitoring the outcome of the review and reporting back.
    Best wishes,
    Gina Mallin

  3. Teresas says:

    i believe we were told that talks were in place to agree an ‘allowable’ double glazing in the Area.
    It is unbelievable that in today’s energy conscious and high energy prices the Council is still clinging on to Edwardian values of living. Today it is possible to have exactly the type of Brentham window, with the same mouldings BUT with double glazing. I think that their decision on this should be challenged and if necessary referred to the Secretary of State.
    Do you have any news of discussions that took place.

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