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Redcar and Cleveland Council is seeking public views on guidelines which could help to make retail areas more attractive.
The authority wants comments on its shop front design guide, which aims to set out how ground-floor stores should look to encourage investment and protect important architectural heritage. Helen McLuckie, Cabinet member for highways, transportation and planning, said: "I encourage everybody to take a look at these proposals as they could provide a major boost to shopping in our communities."
Consultation on the Shop Fronts and Advertisements Supplementary Planning Document runs until Friday, September 23.
The consultation document and comment forms can be found at the council's offices at Belmont House, Guisborough; Redcar and Cleveland House, Redcar, and at all libraries.
They are also available on the council's website at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/ldf