Burglar alarm rejection for listed building

PUBLISHED: 15:35 16 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:12 10 June 2010

A BID to install double glazing and burglar alarms at a listed building in Exmouth has not received the backing of town councillors.

A BID to install double glazing and burglar alarms at a listed building in Exmouth has not received the backing of town councillors.

The owner of 7 Bicton Place filed plans for secondary glazing and intruder alarm bell boxes to the front and rear of the property,

However Ian Cann, Secretary of The Exmouth Society, said: "We consider the position of the proposed box to be highly intrusive and in appropriate for a listed building."

Cllr Ian Stewart said: "There is no problem installing the secondary glazing, but we share the Exmouth Society's concerns.

"On a listed building a great big blue box on the building saying 'alarm' is out of keeping.

"It should be keeping in the regency style."

He jokingly added: "Perhaps a man could stand outside with a bell and muffler!"

The plans will now be considered by East Devon planners.


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