LEWISHAM DO HAVE GUIDELINES FOR SHOP FRONTS

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/Environment/Planning/PlanningPolicy/LocalDevelopmentFramework/ShopFrontDesignGuide.htm

And they are good!

I found out (after having asked various people in the council about them who denied they existed or totally ignored my requests) by going to the excellent exhibition in Sydenham High Street about the improvements there. Unfortunately some rather miss-informed people are protesting against it because the 1 lane road is going to become a…er… 1 lane road. Utter stupidity. If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, go and see it. It’s in the old curtain shop opposite the Naborhood centre,

Why are these not implemented in the high street?

MAIN POINTS ARE:

[b]Fascia signs, blinds, awnings and other external features, such as ‘A’ boards and pavement signs, may require advertisement consent. Illuminated signs WILL require advertisement consent.[/b]

[b]Owners/occupiers should seek design advice from the Design and Conservation Team[/b]

[b]Enforcement action will be taken against unauthorised shop fronts installed without planning permission.[/b]

[b]Solid external security shutters of the metal roller type, which obscure shop fronts, will not be acceptable.[/b]

[b]Highly reflective and brightly coloured plastic signs are inappropriate for conservation areas.[/b]

[b]Dutch blinds are not acceptable in a historic location.[/b] (these are the rounded once that look like a pram hood).

[b]A shop front should not be designed in isolation but considered as part of the architectural composition of the building.[/b]

• Why do we have so many estate agent boards cluttering up the fronts of shops in the high street?

• Why have shops recently been allowed to open shops with illuminated signs and full blinds?

• Why have shops been allowed to change their wooden shop fronts that the leaflet encourages to a bog standard ugly metal one?

• Just what is the point in having these guidelines if no-one bloody knows about them or they are not enforced? OK, rant over.

W.I.S.

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1 Response to “LEWISHAM DO HAVE GUIDELINES FOR SHOP FRONTS”


  1. 1 unitedtimber September 25, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Nice Post!it’s really helpful for me ! thanks for sharing……….
    wooden shop fronts


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