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Clifton community arts centre in sights of community share offer

7th February 2014

Read more at The Independent
Clifton community arts centre in sights of community share offer
Published: 7 February 2014


Great Lever church could be turned into theatre

7th February 2014

Source: The Bolton News
Great Lever church could be turned into theatre
Published: 7 February 2014


Workshop: Planning a capital project 6 Mar 14

6th February 2014

New in 2014, we offer a series of practical and informative workshops on the capital development of theatre buildings. Our next workshop ‘Planning a capital project’ will run on 6 March, there are still a few spaces remaining.

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Royal National Theatre's shop to stay while building works continue

6th February 2014

Application: 14/00422/VOC

Lambeth Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above outline planning application to extend the use of the temporary shop at the Royal National Theatre until the end of May 2014 while building work continue. The Trust supports the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Revealed: bold visions to renew Bradford's Odeon

6th February 2014

Bradford Council has received three formal bids from teams vying to regenerate the city’s abandoned Odeon cinema. The most audacious vision for the empty 1930 landmark, which was almost flattened to make way for a Carey Jones Architects-designed office development, comes from Saltaire-based Rance Booth Smith Architects.

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'Traumatised' family sue over injuries from Apollo Theatre collapse in London's West End

6th February 2014

Read more at London Evening Standard
Traumatised’ family sue over injuries from Apollo Theatre collapse in London’s West End
Published: 6 February 2014


New community theatre proposed in Blandford Forum

6th February 2014

Application: 2/2013/1282/PLNG

North Dorset District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above outline planning application for the construction of a community and cultural centre to be used for assembly and leisure (Class D2) and known as The Fording Place. The Trust supports the application in principle because it will provide Blandford Forum with a new venue specifically for the arts and theatre that is not catered for else where in the town. Read the Trust’s response

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


Minister unveils details of specialist planning court

6th February 2014

The planning court is one of the measures proposed in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, published yesterday by justice minister Chris Grayling. It will employ specialist judges to deal with disputed schemes, who will work to fixed time limits. In September, the Ministry of Justice launched a consultation on its proposals to reform and speed up the judicial review process, which it said had “expanded massively” in recent years. A decision to set up the planning court was confirmed in the National Infrastructure Plan and Autumn Statement in early December.

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Jestico + Whiles wins go-ahead for Southwark town hall overhaul and rehousing for Theatre Peckham

6th February 2014

Jestico + Whiles has won planning for the conversion of Southwark town hall into 149 student flats. The 7,850m² scheme in Peckham Road, south London also includes a ‘contemporary sky lounge’ for students, gallery space, café and 12 artists studios. Backed by Alumno Developments, the project will see the existing Theatre Peckham moved out of its soon-to-be-demolished home – a former community hall attached to the north wing of the town hall – and rehoused in a new 200-seat facility set within a new public piazza.

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New £4m Cumbernauld theatre to be centre stage at school

5th February 2014

Read more at Evening Times And Cumbernauld Theatre
New £4m Cumbernauld theatre to be centre stage at school
Published: 5 February 2014


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