I hate councils. I live in a flat in a listed building. It's not a nice building, it's covered in pigeon **** and there is a New Look shop on the ground floor.
I have made initial enquiries to the council into changing the rotting sash windows with a UPVC version that looks the same(ish). They do at least look nicer than the double glazing found on the flats opposite and down the street.
The building was listed in 1976...but they don't know why. They say that New Look was allowed to put it's sign up because it was done in such a way that it is "in keeping" with the building...it's the same as any other New Look sign in any other town.
Has anyone else here had fun with changing windows on a listed building?
Speak softly and carry a big stick.