Scottish Borders Council

Agenda item

Consider request for review of refusal of application for replacement windows at Sunnybrae, Midlem. 18/01462/FUL. 19/00003/RREF.

Copies of the following papers attached:-


There had been circulated copies of the request from Mrs Joan McKay, per

R. Mitchell Glass Ltd, Currie Road Industrial Estate, Galashiels, for review of refusal of the planning application for replacement windows at Sunnybrae, Midlem.  The supporting papers included the Notice of Review; Decision Notice; Officer’s Report; papers referred to in Officer’s Report; and list of policies. Included in the submissions with the Notice of Review was a sample of the woodgrain effect uPVC which was available to Members to examine at the meeting. Members noted that the property was located within the Midlem Conservation Area and that the southern elevation was within the Prime Frontage of that Conservation Area.  After lengthy discussion of the proposals in terms of window pattern and materials Members’ opinion remained divided as to whether the specific uPVC finish was acceptable as a replacement material for the existing windows which were constructed in timber.




Councillor Ramage, seconded by Councillor Miers, moved that the decision to refuse the application be reversed subject to the astragal pattern within the front dormers replicating the existing.


Councillor Fullarton, seconded by Councillor Laing, moved as an amendment that the officer’s decision be upheld and the application refused.


On a show of hands, Councillors voted as follows:-


Motion             - 5

Amendment     - 3


The motion was accordingly carried and the application was approved.




DECIDED that:-


(a)       the request for a review had been competently made in terms of Section 43A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997;


(b)       the review could be considered without the need for any further procedure on the basis of the papers submitted;


(c)       the proposal would be in keeping with the Development Plan; and


(d)          the officer’s decision to refuse the application be reversed and planning permission be granted subject to conditions for the reasons detailed in Appendix II to this Minute


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