The Theatres Trust

Sadler's Wells to upgrade cafe ventilation

13th May 2014

Application: P2014/0881/FUL and P2014/0955/LBC

Islington Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building and planning application for Sadler’s Wells Theatre for the replacement of the chiller and air handling unit servicing the cafeteria and installation of a solar shading device.

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

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New outdoor terrace proposed at the Piccadilly Theatre

7th May 2014

Application: 14/03219/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for use of the Piccadilly Theatre’s external canopy as a terrace and for associated alterations to the facade and bar to enable the use.

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

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New theatre plans for Letchworth's Broadway Cinema

7th May 2014

Application: 14/00463/1

North Hertfordshire District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to construct a two storey extension to the rear of Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema to facilitate the dual use of Screen 1 as a theatre.

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

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Cirencester's Niccol Centre to become a youth hostel

7th May 2014

Application: 14/00270/FULL

Cotswold District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to convert The Niccol Centre Theatre at the New Brewery Arts complex in Cirencester into a Youth Hostel with 13 bedrooms. The Trust did not object to the application as the building has not been used as a theatre for some time and the income will support the centre’s other cultural activities.

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

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Theatres Trust submits response to draft National Heritage Protection Plan

1st May 2014

English Heritage released its draft National Heritage Protection Plan for 2015-2020 for consultation.

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Theatres Trust submits evidence to review of the National Planning Policy Framework

1st May 2014

It was announced on 28 November 2013 that a CLG Select Committee would look into the impact of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) through a Review in early 2014 with a Report in the summer. The committee are to examine the practical effects of the NPPF focusing on planning constraints for the provision of housing and including such topics as greenfield development, the success of ‘town centre first’ policies, and new energy developments. The committee specifically requested examples of cases where planning applications had been accepted despite appearing to conflict with the NPPF. There are concerns that the NPPF has failed to put communities at the hearts of the planning system.

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York Theatre Royal to receive a major upgrade

17th April 2014

Application: 14/00683/LBC & 14/00682/FULL

York City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building and planning applications for the first phase of comprehensive internal and external alterations and improvements to the York Theatre Royal.

The Trust supports the proposal in principle because it aims to reorganise and upgrade the foyer, front-of-house areas and main auditorium within the York Theatre Royal to create a more sustainable and accessible theatre with enhanced facilities for both theatre audiences and performers.

Read the Trust’s response

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Theatres Trust seeks full time Planning Adviser

15th April 2014

A full-time Planning Adviser is required to manage the Trust’s Planning Service, contribute to the provision of advice, and build excellent external relationships to promote and enhance the reputation of The Theatres Trust in the Planning system.

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Greenwich Borough Hall set for a major upgrade

8th April 2014

Application: 14/0354/F and 14/0355/L

Greenwich Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for alterations and additions to The Borough Hall to create a multi-purpose performing arts centre. This proposal seeks to extend and upgrade the building by improving access and circulation and creating four separate performance areas. The Main Hall will be altered to provide a multipurpose theatre with 450 seats and the Minor Hall adapted into a 200-seat studio theatre. A new 100-seat studio theatre will be created in the underutilised basement and an additional storey will house the relocated dance studios. A scenery lift will be installed to improve the get-in and get-out, and additional office space will be created in the stage house.

The Trust supported the applications. Read the Trust’s response

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Retrospective approval sought for development near Strand's Vaudeville

8th April 2014

Application: 14/01459/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above retrospective planning application for the retention of air handling units at roof level of the property at 12 Maiden Lane adjoining the Vaudeville Theatre.

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

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