The Theatres Trust

Report in House of Lords on Cultural Institutions in the National Planning Policy Framework

24th January 2012

Extract from the Lords Records Monday 23 January at 2.59 pm. Baroness Bakewell asked Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards are contained in the national planning policy framework to protect cultural institutions.

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New Theatre Cardiff to improve access, circulation and sightlines

24th January 2012

Planning and Listed Building Applications:11/02169/DCI and 11/02170/DCI

Cardiff Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for improved access for wheel chair users and ambulant disabled people together with improved sightlines to the upper circle seating. The application also proposes the demolition of the existing stair core at auditorium right and the installation of a passenger lift, as well as the remodelling of the floor levels and steps to improve access to The New 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 and click search.


Watch Baroness Bakewell’s question on protecting cultural institutions within the NPPF

23rd January 2012

Baroness Bakewell’s question 4 on protecting cultural institutions within the National Planning Framework (NPPF) can be seen by clicking here and moving the slider to 15:00 hours.


ONS Consultation National Well-being

23rd January 2012

Policy Consultation

The Office for National Statistics is developing new measures of national well-being. The aim is that these new measures will cover the quality of life of people in the UK, environmental and sustainability issues, as well as the economic performance of the country.

The Theatres Trust has made comments on the consultation. Read the Trust’s response

To view the consultation online, please click here.


Windows and decorative mouldings to be restored at the Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells

20th January 2012

Listed Building Application: P2011/1355

Powys County Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application to replace windows on Wyeside Arts Centre’s West elevation, along with the restoration of decorative tympanum mouldings above two of the windows.

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 and click search.


Lighting bars to be retained at the Palace, Cambridge Circus

13th January 2012

Listed Building Application: 11/11774/LBC

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on an application to retain removable lighting bars within the auditorium of the Palace Theatre for extra lighting requirements to facilitate the production of ‘Singin’ in the rain’.

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.


St James Theatre to install new signage

12th January 2012

Planning Application: 11/09470/ADV

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust the above planning application in relation to the display of limestone, back lit, lettering signs; internally illuminated fascia signage for theatre name; and internally illuminated show signs and light box.

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.


Royal Hall, Harrogate proposes internal alterations and the installation of replacement stained glass windows

12th January 2012

Listed Building Application: 11/04328/SOSLB

Harrogate Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application to form a kitchenette and two bathrooms in the dressing room area and the installation of replacement windows.

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

To view the listed building application online, please click here and enter the application number and click search.


Redevelopment of Queen's Hall, Twickenham to incorporate 5 new flats

10th January 2012

Planning Application: 11/3695/FUL

London Borough of Richmond has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for partial demolition of the existing building and redevelopment for D2 use and 5 new flats at The Queen’s Hall in Twickenham.

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 and click search.


London Hippodrome to create a smoking terrace within internal lightwell

9th January 2012

Planning Application: 11/10235/FULL

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for alterations within an internal light-well at third and fourth floor to create an upper smoking terrace, including the installation of a spiral staircase, retractable canopy, acoustic screening, creation of opening in auditorium wall and associated works.

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.


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