PHOTO: Sir Rod Stewart wanted to improve the heating at his Grade II listed mansion in Essex by installing double glazed windows
Sir Rod Stewart has lost a battle to install double glazing at his 18th century mansion to make it warmer.
The legendary singer wanted to improve the heating at his luxury property in Harlow, Essex, by getting rid of old, draughty windows.
The 75-year-old rocker has already had draught proofing work done to the single-pane sash windows and had shutters fitted to them.
He then applied to replace them with double glazed windows to improve ‘thermal efficiency’ at the home on the edge of Epping Forest he shares with wife Penny Lancaster.
The work required planning permission from Epping Forest District Council because his home is a Grade II listed building.
The council have now rejected the plans to winter-proof Durrington House after their own conservation team objected to them.
The six windows Sir Rod wanted to replace are on the first floor of an extension to Durrington House, which was added in 1860
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