Shopfronts - The Scottish Government

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Shopfronts

Supplementary Guidance SG04 November 2015 SG04

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Supplementary Guidance A suite of supplementary guidance (SGs) is currently being produced by the Council. Most of these SGs are updated versions of previous Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) whilst others cover new topic areas ( denotes new SGs). There are 17 SG’s in the series, all of which seek to provide more detailed guidance on how particular local development plan policies should be applied in practice.

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These SGs form a statutory supplement to the Local Development Plan, and are intended to expand upon planning policies and proposals contained in the proposed plan. A full list of the supplementary guidance available in this series is found below. SG01

Development in the Countryside

SG02

Neighbourhood Design

SG03

House Extensions and Alterations

SG04

Shopfronts

SG05

Biodiversity and Development

SG06

Trees and Development

SG07

Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Antonine Wall) World Heritage Site

SG08

Local Nature Conservation and Geodiversity Sites

SG09

Landscape Character Assessment and Landscape Designations

SG10

Education and New Housing Development

SG11

Healthcare and New Housing Development

SG12

Affordable Housing

SG13

Open Space and New Development

SG14

Spatial Framework and Guidance for Wind Energy Development

SG15

Low and Zero Carbon Development

SG16

Listed Buildings and Unlisted Properties in Conservation Areas

SG17

Renewable Energy

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Contents

Shopfronts 1.

Introduction

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Policy Framework

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When to seek Listed Building Consent, Advert Consent and Planning Permission

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History of Local Shopfronts

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Design Guidance Restoration and repair, fixtures and fittings for illumination, blinds and canopies, ventilation, security measures, ATM’s, impact of internal false ceilings on shop fronts, and signage.

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Shopfronts in Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings.

7. Townscape Heritage Initiative and Grant Aid Appendix 1 – Colour Guide Appendix 2 – Exterior Finishes Appendix 3 – Useful Contacts

1. Introduction What is the purpose of this guidance? 1.1

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The Falkirk Local Development Plan sets out the following vision for the Falkirk area: “A dynamic and distinctive area at the heart of Central Scotland, characterised by a network of thriving communities and green spaces and a vibrant and growing economy which is of strategic significance in the national context, providing an attractive and sustainable place in which to live, work, visit and invest”. This supplementary guidance supports this vision by setting out design aspirations for the design of shopfronts within the Falkirk Council area. Well-designed shopfronts not only add to the attractiveness of an area, they support economic regeneration which in turn brings added footfall and increased sales turnover. Shops with a poor appearance detract from the character and amenity of the townscape and in some cases lead to a downturn in business. One of the recommendations of the National Review of Town Centres External Advisory Group Report: Community and Enterprise in Scotland’s Town Centres (July 2013) is that we need to make best use of resources including the re-use of existing buildings and existing town centres. Retail activity, it states, is a crucial component