Shops and Shop Fronts
Sustainable and successful development of traditional and contemporary shop fronts is vital to ensure the continued prosperity of the local historic high streets and town centres. Guidance on the design of shop fronts can be found through the documents on the side of this page through the Planning for the Historic Environment section. Alongside this, Historic England has drawn attention to the issues facing the historic towns and high streets; the publications of which can be viewed on the side of this page.
A significant part of the pilot Winchester Future 50 project involved gathering an inventory list and condition reports of the Shop Fronts within two of the conservation areas within the city. The recorded data and information can be seen through the new GIS layer accessible through the link on the side of this page. Further information into the project and the outcomes can also be accessed through the Winchester Future 50 website.