Planning

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Planning History

Developed in Edinburgh seven years ago Slimlite double glazing is now accepted by many conservation officers in Scotland and England. Recently, following an extensive report carried out by Changeworks on behalf of Edinburgh Council, Slimlite has now been accepted by Scottish Heritage for use in Grade 1, 2 & 3 Listed Buildings, where historic glass is not present. Historic Scotland have also carried out a research project incorporating some of the Changeworks findings. Edinburgh is a Unesco World Heritage site.

View the full Changeworks report here

View the full Historic Scotland report here

In Ireland, where the product is still in the introductory stage different planning departments and conservation officers are taking different views to the replacement of single glazing with Slimlite in protected structures. Some are in favour some are not.

A recent application to Dublin City Council for permission to use slim profile glass in a protected structure which had been refused on the basis of the conservation officers report was appealed to An Bord Pleanala. An Bord Pleanala approved its use.

View the Dublin City Council planning report here.
View the an Bord Planala decision here.

As a company we are actively engaged in introducing Local Authorities and other Public Bodies to Slim Profile Glazing technology.
For further information on planning requirements for protected structures view the Department of the Environment guidelines here.