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Solar panel slam for listed building landlord
A LANDLORD who added solar panels to his listed home without permission has been slammed by town leaders.
The home owner added the panels along with an en-suite, boiler and replacement windows to his property on Orwell Road, Dovercourt.
The building is listed and sits in a conservation area which means changes to the house must have permission from the authorities first.
A retrospective planning application was met with fury at Harwich Town Council’s planning meeting last Wednesday, January 2, as well as concern that it would set precedent for other landlords to do the same.
The council’s planning committee agreed to object to the plans which will now be decided by Tendring Council.