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Christchurch Shopfronts and Advertisement Design Guide

This Supplementary Planning Guidance was produced in February 2005. It sets out the requirements of national and local planning policy to help people seeking planning consent for changes to shopfronts and aims to expand on Local Plan policy (and its successor) by setting out the basic principles of good shopfront and advertisement design.

This document should be carefully considered as formal guidance in any proposals to change shopfronts and/or advertisements in the Borough of Christchurch. Please note that this document supersedes the 'Shop Front Guidelines' published and adopted in July 1994.

Shopfronts are a vital element in the character of the street scene and high standards of design and the use of quality materials will be expected in any new shopfront and/or replacement signage. Each building has a unique character which the shopfront design should reflect. These guidelines can be applied to traditional and modern shopfronts, both within and outside conservation areas. Below you can find the:

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