Design Guides

Design Guide for Shop Fronts


The current design guide for shopfronts can be found <here>.

In 1994, in conjunction with the preparation of the Alnwick District Wide Local Plan, Alnwick District Conncil invited Alnwick Civic Society to produce a Design Guide for shop-fronts for use throughout the District. The Guide was to provide a set of standards suitable for the District’s historic settlements with the intention that it should be adopted by the Council as part of its policy on retailing, illustrating and expanding upon Appendices C and D of the Local Plan.

The Planning and Economic Development Committee approved the resulting document and agreed to use it as an aid in its judgement of planning applications.

Design Guide for Stonework Repair


The aim of this document is to improve the quality of stonework repairs and renovations in the Alnwick Conservation Area and elsewhere. It was originally produced as a contribution to the Conservation Area Partnership Scheme for Alnwick between English Heritage and the District and County Councils.

Download Stonework Guide