‘One rule for one and one for another’ claims Chatteris window protestor as he tackles council leader

John Clark. March East.(Con)

John Clark. March East.(Con) - Credit: Archant

Fenland council leader John Clark will not face enforcement action over illegal plastic windows in his grade II listed home.

That was the emphatic response given to Chatteris window protestor Peter Taylor who asked whether the council would be taking action against Cllr Clark for the UPVc windows in his High Street home, and also independent councillor Rob Skoulding for similar windows in Audmoor House.

Mr Taylor asked why enforcement action was not taken against the two councillors despite their breaches of the listed building regulations, while he had been subjected to prosecution and High Court Action.

Responding, Councillor Will Sutton, portfolio holder, explained both councillors were in discussions with planning officers with a view to getting their windows replaced.

He said it was quite simple, they were working with the council and were making every effort to change their windows while Mr Taylor, despite all the legal action had still not replaced his.

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Mr Taylor hit back saying he had tried to organise meetings with chief planning officer Graham Nourse and had also written to chief executive Paul Medd but had had no response from either officers.

“I don’t want to put new windows in only to find out they are still wrong. I have written letters but have had no response. I am trying to resolve it. All I am asking is to be treated fairly,” he said.

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Cllr Sutton replied: “I hate to think how much money you have spent on legal fees. It would have been cheaper to just do it in the place.”

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