Shop Front Design

A well designed shop front will give a good impression of the business and consequently, if all shop fronts and signs in a street are attractive and of a high quality, will also benefit the local area and all traders.

Planning permission is normally required for the installation and alteration of shop fronts. Before you decide on a design for your shop front, it is recommended that you seek Pre-application Advice from the Planning department.

The Council's adopted Shop Front Design Guide (PDF)  provides more detailed advice on best practice and the principals of good shop front design as well as local policy regarding certain features such as lighting, signs and shutters.