Shopfront Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (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 guidance relating to 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).

Previous consultation

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.

Inspection of adoption documents

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

You can also view these documents at the following locations:

  • Customer Services Centre, Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm)
  • Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich (Mon, Weds, Thurs 9am to 6pm; Tues, Fri 9am to 7pm; Saturdays 8.30am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 4pm)
  • Grafton House Reception, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm)