13.24.3 Canopies and Blinds

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13.24.3 Canopies and Blinds

Planning permission is required for the erection of canopies.  Each planning application will be considered on the basis of need for and function of the canopy.  Full details of the canopy structure will be required at planning application stage, i.e. materials proposed, canopy size (open and closed), blind box location and arm design.  The following basic guidelines will be applied in assessing planning applications for canopies and awnings:

  • Canopies of traditional design and materials will be favoured, i.e. canvas canopy, wrought iron arms, timber blind box etc. 
  • The use of plastic and/or uPVC will not be permitted.  Curved or Dutch canopies will not be permitted. 
  • Canopies and awnings shall not be used for advertising purposes other than the name of the premises. 
  • Canopies shall be positioned to avoid covering any distinctive architectural elements such as fascia or pilasters.  They will not be permitted where they detract from the character of the shopfront or buildings of special architectural interest. 

Blinds were traditionally incorporated into the shop front fascia and designed to retract into it when not required.  This is still the best way to handle a blind where one is required.