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Shop Front Design Guide SPD

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The Shop Front Design Guide SPD provides guidance in relation to shop fronts in both older and modern buildings, including specific guidance relating to specific elements of a shop front including materials, colours, fascias and signage.

The SPD supports the implementation of adopted Core Strategy policies DM5 (Urban Design Quality), DM8 (Conservation Areas) and DM9 (Buildings of Townscape Interest).


A ‘call for ideas’ on the Shop Front Design Guide SPD was held during July and August 2015. The comments received were considered in drafting the SPD and consultation on the draft took place during November and December 2015.


The Shop Front Design Guide SPD was adopted by the Council on 27th July 2016.