13.24 Shopfronts

Dúnta22 Nol, 2020, 09:00 - 12 Már, 2021, 17:00

13.24 Shopfronts

Shopfronts are one of the most important elements in determining the character, quality and image of retail streets in urban areas.   In order to conserve this distinctive character, the Planning Authority will:

  • Encourage the maintenance of original shopfronts.
  • Encourage the reinstatement of traditional shopfronts where poor replacements have been installed. 
  • Promote modern design and high-quality materials where new shopfronts on new or modern buildings are being proposed.  Where existing shopfronts are of no special merit, total replacement with a contemporary design is acceptable and if sensitively handled can greatly enhance the appearance of the street.
  • Encourage the use of high-quality natural materials in shopfront design.  ​​​​​​​

Modern ‘multiple’ formats which have adopted a corporate image will not necessarily be allowed to use their standardised shopfront design, corporate colours and materials.  Such companies should be encouraged to ensure that their particular fascia takes account of the character of the street and local area.  The removal of street doors giving separate access to upper floors will not be permitted unless alternative separate access is provided.

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