A LLANDUDNO landlady is warning she could lose her business if she is forced to replace her double-glazed windows.
Cindy Atay, of Penrhyn Bay, has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate after an enforcement order was issued by Conwy County Council for her to replace the uPVC windows at her Grade II listed property on Mostyn Street.
Speaking during a break at a second appeal hearing into the length of time she has to replace the windows yesterday, she said: “If I lose this it is going to crucify me.
“I have spent £70,000 in legal fees - this going is cost me £30k to replace the front windows and the same for the back.
“My tenants have said if the double glazed windows are replaced they will al move out.
“They want to set a legal precedent - they will deal with me first then move on to others.
“It is absolutely ridiculous.
“I have even applied to put in wooden double glazing.”
Conwy Council previously said changes to the conservation area had “diluted the special character of historic areas and damaged listed buildings”.
Other hoteliers have warned the cost of replacing the uPVC windows would place unnecessary strain on the town’s tourism industry.
Michael Thompson, one of the directors at the promenade’s Can Y Bae hotel, said business owners would welcome the chance to keep double glazed windows until they needed replacing.
He said: “In the current financial situation it is difficult enough for businesses to survive without the added stress and expense of having to look at replacing windows that do not need replacing.”
A statement by Conwy Council to the planning inspectorate hearing said: “The issue of a notice to restore to clearly specified and detailed plans as specified in the notice is considered necessary to alleviate the effect of the unauthorised works executed on the building.”
The results of the appeal are set to be released at a later date.