The Theatres Trust

Cirencester's New Brewery Arts Centre to benefit from town centre redevelopment

24th July 2014

Application: 14/01529/FUL

Cotswold District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for a mixed use development comprising a four screen cinema, student accommodation, restaurants and cafes, shops and public realm works adjacent to the New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester. The Trust did not object to the application.

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Concerns raised with the refurbishment of Hitchin's Town Hall

23rd July 2014

Application: 14/01633/1LB

North Hertfordshire District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for the installation of electrical and mechanical services as part of the refurbishment and extension of the Hitchin Town Hall. The Trust objected to the application.

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23rd July 2014

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New air conditioning for development next to the Adelphi

16th July 2014

Application: 14/04620/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the installation of 4 air conditioning units at 409-410 Strand, adjacent to the Adelphi Theatre. The Theatres Trust did not object to the application.

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Urgent repairs scheduled for Eastbourne's Congress

16th July 2014

Application: 140821 and 140822

Eastbourne Borough Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building application for repairs and restoration works to the façade of the Congress Theatre. The theatre suffered from partial concrete failure and has been shrouded in scaffolding since a lump of concrete fell off the building in 2010.

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More apartments proposed next to London's Lyceum Theatre

15th July 2014

Application: 14/005337/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to use of the upper floors of 25-31 Wellington Street, 24-28 Tavistock Street, 12 Burleigh Street and 13-15 Exeter Street as residential units, and for associated alterations, including roof top plant equipment; and changes to the ground floor facades to provide residential entrances. The site is adjacent to the Lyceum Theatre. The Trust did not object to the application, however recommended conditions be put in place to protect the long term operation of the Lyceum.

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Theatres Trust requests call-in of Brighton Hippodrome applications

10th July 2014

Applications: BH2013/04348 & BH2013/04351

Brighton & Hove City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for partial demolition, subdivision and alterations to the Brighton Hippodrome for conversion into an 8 screen multiplex cinema and cafe/restaurant development. The Theatres Trust is strongly opposed to the applications. Read the Trust’s response and our 10 Key Objections

Brighton and Hove City Council is minded to approve both applications see the Planning Committee report The Theatres Trust has formally requested call-in to The Secretary of State. Read the Trust’s call-in letter. Read the Trust’s second call-in letter

To support call-in either write urgently to The South Team, DCLG, National Planning Casework Unit, 5 St Philip’s Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2PW or email: npcu@communities.gsi.gov.uk

Further general information on how to call-in and reasons for call-in can be found here.

Not only is the Hippodrome an unique Grade II* Listed Victorian Theatre of national significance, designed by the great theatre architect Frank Matcham, it is in fact the only surviving example of a circus-designed theatre in the country, and should be retained in its original form and used and appreciated as such for live events if at all possible. If this proposal is allowed to proceed we believe it will be irretrievably lost as a theatre.


Collins's Music Hall fit out proposed

9th July 2014

Application: P2013/4997/NMA

Islington Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for a non material amendment to planning permission P000205 . The Trust raised substantive concerns about the proposed design that may impact the theatre’s long term viability, particularly the theatre’s street presence, circulation spaces, design of the theatre spaces, integration of the ancillary restaurant; and ensuring its use as a theatre.

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Recording the Heritage of Stanford Hall

9th July 2014

Application: 14/01266/DISCON

Rushcliffe Borough Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to discharge a condition of consent related to the recording of the private theatre at Stanford Hall, Stanford on Soar. The Trust objected as the level of recording proposed is not appropriate for the significance of the heritage asset.

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The Theatres Trust strongly objects to Brighton Hippodrome redevelopment

7th July 2014

Application: BH2013/04348 & BH2013/04351

Brighton and Hove Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for partial demolition, subdivision and alterations to the Brighton Hippodrome and neighbouring properties to create an eight screen cinema complex and four café / restaurant units.

In summary, the Trust objects to the applications because:

- It has not been sufficiently demonstrated that there is no alternative viable use which enables the Brighton Hippodrome to be used in its original form, that would either cause no harm or less harm to the significance of the building. The only obvious and legitimate way to test this would have been to undertaken a full marketing exercise;

- We do not believe the proposals will conserve the Brighton Hippodrome (a heritage asset) in a manner appropriate to its historical and theatrical significance because of the subdivision within its volume and the construction within the rear service yard;

- Furthermore, the Hippodrome will be lost to future generations because the changes outlined in the application will not be economically viable to reverse to its original state in order that it may be used as a theatre.

Read the Trust’s response

Read the Trust’s 10 Key Objections

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