Shopfront Design Guide SPD

This Shopfront Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been produced to assist owners, tenants, developers and architects in considering alterations to or the renewal of shopfronts to retail and commercial premises within the borough. It includes general advice on what permissions are needed, historic shopfronts, elements of a shopfront, canopies and blinds, security, further reading and useful links.

The SPD was adopted on 9th September 2010 and now forms part of the Local Development Framework (LDF).

The SPD regulations require the following documents to be prepared to accompany the process of consulting and adopting the SPD.

For further information on this SPD please phone 01264 368000 or email the Planning Policy Team at