Draft Shopfronts, Shutters and Signage - Design Guidelines for Gloucester

Gloucester City Council is currently undertaking a consultation with regard to a revised guidance document called “Shopfronts, Shutters and Signage – Design Guidelines for Gloucester”. The current “Shopfronts - Design Guidelines for Gloucester” was produced in the early 1990’s and is now outdated, therefore an updated guide has been needed for some time. This guidance will be used to support the regeneration of the City and will form part of the evidence base for the City Plan in due course. This consultation is in accordance with the Town and County Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012.

This guidance will ensure that forthcoming schemes are well considered and preserve and enhance the City’s unique and distinctive historic character. The City has a number of traditional and historic shopfronts, especially in the Gate Streets and the aim is to ensure that these are preserved. Where lost this guidance will be used to assist in the reinstatement of traditional shopfronts, this would ensure a better quality of environment due to the City’s historic importance.

The consultation document is available to download below.  It has also been made available for inspection at all Gloucester City Council's offices in the Docks, all Gloucester libraries and the Gloucester Guildhall.

How to make comments

You are strongly encouraged to use the online response below as it helps officers process responses more efficiently once the consultation has closed.

However you may also respond in writing by downloading the response form below and emailing it to heritage@gloucester.gov.uk or posting it to Planning Policy and Heritage Team, Gloucester City Council, Herbert Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EQ.

All responses must be received by the City Council by 16th January 2017.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    21 Nov 2016 at 09:00
  • Closed
    16 Jan 2017 at 23:59