This is a living village, not a museum. Whilst I appreciate everyone has their views on what is tasteful and is not tasteful, what fits into a village like NM and what doesn't. Getting planning permission for something will not mean we all agree if it fits into the local surroundings.
Personally I find UPVC windows terrible, but we have modern houses in NM and I would not comment if they decided that they wish to replace the original wooden ones with UPVC.
So long as we don't get stone cladding and tower blocks, I think we are doing pretty well in having houses and surroundings that fit in well.
Also - say who you are when commenting PLEASE.. Anon comments are just not cricket