(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
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