Planning Responses

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  • Works to Sondheim Theatre's front canopy

    The Trust raised concern at proposals to replace the theatre's canopy and add traditional-style decorative fixings as it wouldn't correspond with the theatre's 1950s frontage.

  • Extension and internal works at Paisley Arts Centre

    The Trust supported a proposal to create a small front extension to allow the Arts Centre to provide an all-day café, along with improvements to their auditorium and new studio space. This is part of a wider programme of cultural development in the town.

  • Upper Circle and Stalls Bar refurbishment at Sondheim Theatre

    The Trust supported proposals to refurbish the Upper Circle and Stalls bars at Sondheim Theatre, recently re-named from Queen's Theatre. The theatre is currently closed for a programme of wider renovations.

  • Change of use of industrial unit at Titchfield Festival Theatre

    The Trust supported a proposal to regularise use of an industrial unit which forms part of the theatre, and is used as a workshop and storage along with a meeting place for the local 'Men's Shed' group.

  • Conversion of auditorum to gym and office at Westbourne Grand

    The Trust objected to a proposal to sub-divide the auditorium at the Westbourne Grand in Bournemouth through inserting a mezzanine floor due to harm to the building's character and significance & lack of evidence continued social/cultural use isn't viable

  • Temporary staircase and access at Edinburgh Playhouse

    The Trust supported a proposal by Edinburgh Playhouse to create a new entry and staircase, which is needed to support the forthcoming run of Lion King shows. It is necessary to protect the characters from the weather and public view during the show.

  • Extension and internal alterations at Bradford Odeon

    The Trust supported an additional extension at Bradford Odeon, along with variations to previously approved internal layouts as part of the project to bring it back to use as a music venue.

  • New theatre for Manchester's 53Two in Watson St arches

    The Trust supported a proposal by 53Two Theatre, who lost their existing site to redevelopment, for conversion of two arches into a new theatre and bar.

  • New studio for Tall Stories at Islington's Central Library

    The Trust supported a proposal to convert part of the ground floor of Islington's Central Library into a studio and offices for the Tall Stories theatre company. The studio will be used for rehearsals, school groups and preview shows.

  • Residential development opposite Ayr's Gaiety

    The Trust raised no objections to the principle of new residential development opposite Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, but recommended safeguards to mitigate future conflict with the theatre.

  • Temporary retail and cultural use for Ealing's Glaxo House

    The Trust supported a proposal to use the Grade II listed Glaxo House in Ealing as a mixed-use venue including theatre for a three year period, pending redevelopment. Glaxo House sits on a large site with permission for a residential scheme.

  • Trust objects to change of use at Chadwell Heath's former Embassy

    The Trust objected to use of the former Embassy Cinema as a wedding and event venue. A similar proposal was refused in 2017, upheld at appeal. The venue is a designated Asset of Community Value and a community group has proposals for an arts centre