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Press Coverage: Planning overhaul ignores the arts, warns Theatres Trust

24th August 2011

Theatres Trust director Mhora Samuel has hit out at a planning policy proposed by the government, which she says ignores culture.

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Revised proposals for Victoria Interchange

19th August 2011

Planning application: 11/05097/FUL

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the demolition of the existing buildings on site and construction of a part six, part seven, and part nine storey building (Building 7B/7C) fronting Bressenden Place and Allington Street for use as offices (Class B1); retail (Classes A1-A5, flexible library/retail (Class D1/A1-5); flexible library/office (Class D1/B1) and 35 affordable housing units with servicing from Bressenden Place. Reinstatement of the facade, part basement and ground floors of Sutton House on Allington Street. [Revised proposal for application two of Victoria Interchange 2 RN 08/08206/FULL]. This proposal affects the Victoria Palace Theatre

The Theatres Trust had no objection to the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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Change of use of Bournemouth Pier Theatre

18th August 2011

Planning application: 7-2011-3812-E

Bournemouth Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the change of use of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre (sui generis) to an all weather indoor adventure sports attraction (D2).

The Theatres Trust has raised issues about the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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Nine screen cinema proposed beside Bournemouth's Pavilion

15th August 2011

Planning application: 7-2011-10308-G

Bournemouth Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the erection of a building on 6 levels comprising basement car parking (3 levels), cinema, restaurants (A3), retail (A1) and leisure uses (D2). Landscaped roof areas, roundabout vehicular access (Bath Road) and pedestrian accesses.

The Theatres Trust objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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Plan to demolish the Southwark Playhouse

10th August 2011

Planning Application: 11-AP-1987

London Borough of Southwark has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to demolish the Southwark Playhouse.

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

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Alterations to the foyer for the Regal, Tenbury Wells

8th August 2011

Listed building application: 11/00754/LBC

Malvern Hills District Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application to incorporate retail units into the cinema/theatre use, alterations to the entrance foyer, installation of disabled lift and minor repairs to the Regal Cinema in Tenbury Wells.

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

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Pavilion Theatre to install temporary telecommunications installation

3rd August 2011

Planning Application: 11/00609/FULTEL

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the temporary installation of 8 pole mounted, 4 dish and 2 face mounted antennas with 17 associated cabinets on roof and ancillary equipment.

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

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Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth to be relieved of Condition 10 for the removal of staircase

2nd August 2011

Planning Application: 7-2011-1570-AS

Bournemouth Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for Relief of condition 10 of approved listed building consent 7-2010-1570-AP to remove external staircase from the development Regulation 3.

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

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Culture and the National Planning Policy Framework

1st August 2011

Culture keeps the spirit of places alive and is essential to our wellbeing. It enhances and improves the places in which we live and the quality of the lives of communities. But there is a real danger that one of the most important Government planning policies for England which was announced last week is going to ignore culture. At present the only references it makes to culture are in relation to heritage conservation and veteran trees. The Theatres Trust is calling for those who care about culture and who are responsible for the provision of cultural services and facilities including theatres, arts centres, galleries and museums to respond to the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and ensure that culture is afforded the same status as sports, heritage and leisure.

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Call for help: Southwark Playhouse needs you

1st August 2011

As you may or may not know London Bridge Station is soon to undergo a redevelopment to cope with increased capacity and to incorporate the Thameslink line. It has the potential to be a fantastic scheme that will breathe new life in to a tired looking station and will make it (hopefully!) operate far more efficiently.

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