Supplementary Planning Documents
Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) are intended to build upon and provide more detailed advice or guidance on policies in the adopted Local Plan. As they do not form part of the development plan, they do not introduce new planning policies into the development plan. They are however a material consideration in decision-making.
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Yeovil Public Realm Design Guide
The Yeovil Public Realm Design Guide SPD is aimed at all those involved in the investment in, design or maintenance of the public realm, whether they are overseeing public investment in the public realm or private sector development in the town centre. This will include both South Somerset District Council and Somerset County Council as well as private sector organisations, developers and consultants.
Part 3 of the Design Guide is devoted to shop fronts and provides advice on the design of shopfronts that will positively contribute to Yeovil’s character.
Chard Shop Front Design Guide
The Chard Shop Front Design Guide contributes to the improvement of Chard’s town centre environment by giving clear guidelines to businesses and property owners on the style and quality of shop fronts. It offers advice towards achieving successful shop fronts in Chard, when new or replacement frontages are installed. ‘Shop front’ is a generic term, short-hand for the assemblage of an entrance, display window, frame and signage. The Chard Shop Front Design Guide’s principles therefore apply to any property use that utilises this set-up, including retail units but also other commercial or community uses.