Decision details

Shop Front Supplementary Planning Document (Consultation)

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Policy and Resources Committee approved this for consultation at their meeting 5 February 2020.


(Jan Pahl on behalf of the Canterbury Society and Councillor Eden-Green spoke prior to the consideration of the item.)


The Planning Manager (Planning Policy & Heritage) introduced the draft Shopfront Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which provided guidance to owners and designers regarding changes to shopfronts and advertisements. It refreshed the existing Canterbury City Council Shopfront Design Supplementary Planning Guidance. The Committee were asked to approve the new draft for public consultation. The officer drew attention to the the request for a six week consultation rather than the legal minimum of four.


The options in the report were set out as follows:

·         Consult on the draft

·         Not consult on draft

·         Amend draft prior to consultation


The Committee members made comments in support of the document and the recommendation in the report was proposed, seconded and when put to a vote agreed.


RESOLVED: That the draft Shopfront Design SPD be approved for public consultation.


Reason for the decision: The draft SPD provides more detailed design guidance which supports the implementation of the Canterbury District Local Plan (Adopted 2017) and refreshes the previous Shopfront Design SPG. There is a legal requirement to consult on SPDs.


Record of the voting -

For the proposal (13): Councillors Baldock, Clark, Cook, Dekker, Dixey, Edwards, Fitter-Harding, Glover,L. Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R.Thomas and Todd

Against the proposal (0): None          

Abstaining from the proposal (0): None

Report author: Karen Britton

Publication date: 11/02/2020

Date of decision: 05/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2020 - Policy and Resources Committee

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