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Shopfronts and commercial properties

Shopfronts and Commercial Properties Supplementary Planning Document

What is the Shopfronts and Commercial Properties Supplementary Planning Document?

The purpose of the Supplementary Planning Document is to guide and advise shop owners, occupiers and developers on how to improve the appearance of shopping area, of town and local centres. Any changes made to shop fronts must maintain its special historic character and contribute to the long term benefit that this would bring to the local shopping centres and district as a whole. Derbyshire Dales District Council is committed to achieving a high standard of shopfront design.

The guide serves the following main purposes:

  • to provide more detailed and practical design advice for the alteration and replacement of shopfronts.
  • to be used in the determination of planning applications Adoption 15th March 2019

Following the Adoption of the Local Plan the Council has refreshed the Shopfronts and Commercial Properties SPD. A six week consultation period ran from the 18th January to the 1st March 2019.

If you would like a copy of the document, please contact the Planning Policy team by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Copies of the Supplementary Planning Document and the Consultation Statement, which outlines the Council’s response to the main issues raised on the draft consultation, and the Adoption Statement are available for inspection at the following locations:

Derbyshire Dales District Council,
Town Hall,
Bank Road,
Matlock DE4 3NN
The Arc Leisure Centre,
1 Bakewell Road,
Matlock DE4 3AZ
Matlock Library,
Steep Turnpike,
Matlock DE4 3DP
Ashbourne Leisure Centre,
Clifton Road,
Ashbourne DE6 1DR
Ashbourne Library,
Compton,
Ashbourne DE6 1D
Wirksworth Leisure Centre,
Hannage Way,
Wirksworth DE4 4JG
Wirksworth Library,
Town Hall,
Wirksworth DE4 4EU

The Supplementary Planning Document will apply to that part of the Derbyshire Dales District Council area for which it is the local planning authority, excluding the Peak District National Park.Adopted SPD

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