Shop Front Improvement Scheme


What is the Scheme?

Shop fronts make an impact on the appearance of a shopping area and contribute to people's impression of that area. High quality shop fronts make an area feel more welcoming to local residents and visitors alike. They improve the area's image, help to define a stronger sense of place, and encourage a greater number of shopping visits.

Unfortunately, the appearance of some buildings has been spoilt by inappropriate shop fronts which harm the character and appearance of some buildings and detract from their wider surroundings.

The Breckland Shop Front Improvement Scheme is administered and funded by Breckland Council. It is a community led initiative to encourage and support the improvement of shop fronts to help local businesses to grow and prosper and to attract new investment in Breckland's market towns. The overall improvement in the local environment will help in attracting customers, raise awareness of the market towns among visitors and residents and aid the overall regeneration of Breckland.

It must be acknowledged that any enhancement in business activity may introduce upward pressure on commercial rental levels. However, landlords and their tenants are encouraged to work closely with one another to ensure that the benefits derived from investment in property are balanced against the need to secure a sustainable and profitable trading future for Breckland's market towns as a whole.

The guidance notes are provided to help applicants understand the aims of the Shop Front Improvement Scheme and to set out how to make a grant application.  Please read these through prior to starting your application as well as the Terms & Conditions.

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Last updated: 29/07/2021 16:19:06