The Theatres Trust

Minor amendments proposed for Barnard Castle’s Witham Hall

9th May 2013

Planning Application: 6/2013/0082/LB

Durham County Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for minor amendments to existing listed building consent 6/2011/0371/DM/LB including changes to windows/roof lights, ventilation terminals, internal partitions and dry lining to Witham Hall.

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

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application reference, then click Submit Query.


DCLG announces new measures to breathe life into empty buildings and boost growth

9th May 2013

These measures ensure the very best use is made of empty and underused buildings, to provide much needed homes and businesses, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced.

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17 authorities gain exemption from office conversion rules

9th May 2013

Seventeen local authorities will be exempt from controversial plans to allow offices to be converted into homes without the need for planning permission, the government has announced.

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Trust submits response to DCLG permitted development rights for change of use

8th May 2013

On 6 September 2012 the Government announced that new permitted development rights would be introduced to better enable change of use from commercial to residential purposes, as part of a package of measures to support economic growth. It builds on the policy set out in paragraph 51 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Alongside the new permitted development rights it was announced that local authorities would be given an opportunity to seek an exemption for specific parts of their locality. However, exemptions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances, where local authorities demonstrate clearly that the introduction of these new permitted development rights in a particular area will lead to the loss of a nationally significant area of economic activity or substantial adverse economic consequences at the local authority level which are not offset by the positive benefits the new rights would bring.

Read the Trust’s submission to the DCLG

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New handrails for Almeida, Islington

8th May 2013

Applications: P2013/0098/LBC and P2013/0095/FUL

The London Borough of Islington has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications the installation of handrails to extend existing railings at the two circle entrances at the Almeida Theatre in Islington.

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.


Minor works for ATM at Colchester’s Lakeside Theatre

7th May 2013

Application: 130824

The Borough of Colchester has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for an internally illuminated lite shard with an illuminated ATM surround at the University of Essex (Lakeside Theatre).

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.


Refurbishment of Theatre Royal Drury Lane lower rotunda (The Three Graces) and installation of additional lighting

2nd May 2013

Applications: 13/02527/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the location of a new statue in the lower rotunda (The Three Graces) and installation of additional lighting at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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.


Reading Station Hill development

1st May 2013

Applications: 13/00462/OUT

Reading Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above outline application for a mixed use redevelopment of the above site involving the demolition and alteration of existing buildings and erection of new buildings/structures to provide Offices (Use Class B1), a range of town centre uses including retail and related uses (Use Class A1-A5), leisure (Use Class D2) and residential units, associated infrastructure, public realm works and ancillary development (all matters reserved).

The Theatres Trust did not comment on the application as it did not fall within our remit.

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


Refurbishment of Theatre Royal Drury Lane Front of House areas

30th April 2013

Application: 13/01684/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for internal alterations to the Rotunda and staircases at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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.


Temporary open-air theatre proposed adjacent reading’s railway station

30th April 2013

Applications: 13/00459/FUL

Reading Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the demolition of Station Hill Retail Parade (including 26 to 58 Station Hill) to create a multipurpose area to be used for holding temporary events as well as works of hard and soft landscaping and other incidental work.

The Theatres Trust raised ‘no comments’ on the application but offered further advice. 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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