Planning Responses

We are a statutory consultee in the planning system. Keep up-to-date with our planning responses.

If you need planning advice we can help.

  • Accessibility improvements and new signage at Aberdeen Arts Centre

    The Trust supported proposals for the installation of new platform lifts and an accessible WC within the Category A listed Arts Centre, along with replacement signage.

  • Residential development next to Croydon's Fairfield Halls

    The Trust raised no objections to the principle of a new residential scheme including a cultural hub adjacent to Fairfield Halls, but requested acoustic conditions to prevent noise conflict with the theatre's service yard.

  • Bar proposal for Exeter's former Bike Shed Theatre

    The Trust objected to an application for change of use to a bar at the Bike Shed Theatre, a small 50-seat venue, citing insufficient evidence theatre use could not continue. The theatre closed in March 2018.

  • Telecoms equipment for Morecambe's Alhambra

    The Trust raised no objection to updated telecoms equipment on the roof of the Alhambra in Morecambe. Some theatre and live events have returned to the building in recent years after it was converted to a nightclub following a devastating fire in 1970.

  • Trust objects to Burnt Oak Savoy development

    The Trust raised objection to the part-demolition and extension of the Grade II listed Savoy in Burnt Oak, London Borough of Brent due to insufficient evidence continued cultural or community use cannot be viable and for design and heritage concerns.

  • Temporary food stands outside National Theatre

    The Trust supported a temporary proposal for food stalls outside the National Theatre on London's South Bank. Similar events have been held in previous summer seasons.

  • Trust supports restoration of Walthamstow Granada

    The Trust has supported an application for restoration of the Granada, on its Theatres at Risk register and a flagship project for Waltham Forest's Borough of Culture, bringing the building back to use for theatre and community space.

  • Extension to temporary storage at Erith Playhouse

    The Trust supported a further extension of permission for use of an external cabin for storage and props at Erith Playhouse, a community theatre in London Borough of Bexley.

  • Revision to plant proposal at Ludlow's Assembly Rooms

    The Trust raised no objections to amendments required to facilitate new plant equipment as part of wider improvement works at Ludlow's Assembly Rooms. The original application was supported in 2019.

  • Replacement windows to Manchester Opera House

    The Trust supported a proposal to repair and replace damaged windows at Manchester Opera House.

  • Repairs to Bridport's Electric Palace

    The Trust supported listed building consent for repairs to the roof of the Electric Palace as well as alterations to the building's residential units the income from which is supporting the arts centre's restoration.

  • New city centre site for Coventry Empire at original Empire location

    The Trust welcomed proposals by Coventry Empire to move to a new city centre location within the city's former ABC Cinema, which itself replaced the original Empire Theatre when the area was cleared for construction of a shopping precinct.