Sydenham has it’s own guidelines. Sadly these are no longer on the Lewisham Councils website and they were never really publicised or enforced.

 

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4 Responses to “SHOP DESIGN GUIDELINES”


  1. 1 southernmoose April 13, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    The link to the shopfront guidelines above no longer works, so great that the files are embedded on your website for reference. Does this mean that the council is no longer promoting them, or just that the link is broken do you think?

    • 2 Lee @ Designed By Good People April 13, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      Hi Lucy,

      It appears as if they have deleted them from their website. I’d guess, due to cuts, that noting will replace them. They were designed to be specific to Sydenham and were a step forward from before where there seemed to be none, but they were still pretty generic and didn’t go as far as we had hoped. We wrote the last page of the guidelines which is missing from the pdf on the page. Sadly these guidelines they weren’t publicised or enforced and our attempts to try to help shops in Sydenham were unsupported by local cllrs.

      We have worked on a lot of these schemes and in our view, planning and high streets is broken. Councils don’t have the funds or officers to deal with high streets and planning. There is little will to do anything or change how it works. We believe the future lies in strong traders, communities and BID groups taking control of planning for shop fronts and signage etc for high streets with the support of the council.

      This can help foster community, make areas more individual and spread knowledge. Guidelines should be about what you can do, they should enthuse and inform rather than be about what you shouldn’t do. They should share stories to engage rather than just show facts. Stories spread and get shared. Hopefully this will happen in the future as a longer term solution.

      We will start posting in our new blog about high streets ‘What If High Streets’ at some point. In the meantime, if you fancy a bit of high street inspiration, you may want to look at our Pinterest boards:

    • 3 Lee @ Designed By Good People April 13, 2016 at 11:35 pm


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