The Theatres Trust

Change of use for SW1 Gallery

7th August 2012

Planning application: 12/06154/FULL

The Theatres Trust has made comments on the above planning application submitted to the City of Westminster for the temporary change of use of the SW1 Gallery (Class D1) to marketing suite (Sui generis) for a period of 5 years. The application will enable Section 106 funds to be available and diverted to support the St James Theatre in its formative years.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


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