Parish council encourages businesses to think carefully about their shopfronts.

The Parish Council encourages businesses to think carefully about their shopfronts and to promote high quality design standards across the village.

Stockton Heath Parish Council is committed to maintaining and improving the village’s shopping area and recognises that shopfronts play a key role in creating an attractive and vibrant area in which people want to live and visit. 

A Well designed shopfront and advertisements can have the potential to benefit Stockton Heath in a variety of ways. If Poorly designed or positioned, they can be potentially be harmful and result in a visual clutter, obstructions and even hazards to pedestrians & motor vehicles.

 
Stockton Heath Parish Council encourages businesses to think carefully about their shopfronts and to promote high quality design standards across the village. "We encourage anyone wishing to open a shop, make changes to their existing shop or place advertisements, to utilise this guide" The guide can be downloaded via this link: Shop front design guide

It includes information on 
• Basic principles of good shopfront design

• Guidance on signage design

• Access for disabled

• What planning permissions and consents are needed for alterations to shopfronts and shop signage

• Appropriate security measures for shopfronts

• A summary of what to do 

The principal function of any shopfront and associated signage is to advertise and display the goods and services provided within the building. The secondary role is to influence or improve the overall appearance and attractiveness of the Stockton Heath street scene.
Conservation areas like Stockton Heath are designated because they are recognised as having special architectural or historic interest that should be preserved or enhanced. There is a statutory requirement to have regard to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of any conservation area.

If you are a business or a resident and would like more information regarding this matter eMail: So-stocktonheath@mail.com

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