The Theatres Trust

CLG Committee: Permitted development rights - oral evidence session with Nick Boles MP on Monday 17 June 2013

7th June 2013

Policy: Select Committee wants questions for planning minister

On 17 June the Communities and Local Government Committee will question the planning minister, Nick Boles MP, on new planning arrangements set to come into force on 30 May. MPs on the Committee want to know what questions they should be asking the minister. This will help ensure that their questions reflect the public’s most pressing concerns. Examples that provide lessons applicable to the planning system in general were welcomed. The Committee invited suggested questions by 3 June 2013. Read the Trust’s response, Appendix.

Under the new rules, homeowners and business will have greater freedom to extend their properties or change the use of buildings without the need for planning permission. The Theatres Trust is concerned about the new rules where it will be permitted to change the use of office buildings into residential without the need for planning permission to manage and avoid possible conflicts.

In its experience, real risks occur to the operation of cultural facilities from residential development being permitted next or adjacent to cultural facilities. Once in occupation, environmental health legislation operates to protect the amenities of the residents, and theatres and other uses are required to limit their activities, or cease operations, to ameliorate the noise and disturbance caused to residents. Sometimes these problems can be resolved, with expensive works which affect the viability of the theatre, but sometimes they cannot be resolved, for example, due to the historic fabric of the theatre or statutory designated status which prevents works from being carried out.

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Loss of car park for Tameside Hippodrome

5th June 2013

Application: 13/00082/FUL

The Theatres Trust has been made aware of the above planning application which has been submitted to Tameside Metropolitain Borough Council for ten houses and eleven apartments on the TMBC Car Park, Moss Street East in Ashton-Under-Lyne. The application will affect the Tameside Hippodrome Theatre.

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

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


Amendments to SNAC

5th June 2013

Application: 13/00593/FUL

Southampton City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the erection of two buildings, one of which would be up to 10-storeys in height, to provide a new arts complex (SNAC) incorporating two auditoria, gallery space; ground floor retail/restaurant/cafe/drinking establishments (Classes A1/A3/A4) and 38 flats (5 x one-bedroom, 28 x two-bedroom and 5 x three-bedroom) with underground parking of 31 spaces. The development proposes the formation of a new street between Above Bar Street and Park Walk.

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.


Brighton and Hove Council backs open air theatre plan

4th June 2013

An outdoor theatre that was the dream of a Brighton playwright who died recently has been supported by the city’s council.

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Glasgow’s Athenaeum Theatre to become restaurant

4th June 2013

Application: 13/00718/DC

The City of Glasgow has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the internal and external alterations and display of signage to the Former Athenaeum 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.


New seating for Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre

23rd May 2013

Application: 13/00914/DC

The City of Glasgow has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for minor alterations and the installation of new seating at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow.

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.


New signage proposed for London’s Palace Theatre

23rd May 2013

Applications: 13/04092/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the replacement of existing canopy signage with 2.5 m high 3D display. Renewing canopy fascia with a black background to match and neon lit lettering at the Palace Theatre, London.

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.


Residential units proposed next to London’s Adelphi

23rd May 2013

Planning application 13/01970/FULL

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the use of part of the ground and all upper floors of Heathcock Court as 15 self-contained residential units (1×4 bed, 6×2 bed and 5×3 bed) (Class C3) together with the installation of balconies and terraces within lightwell and at rear; erection of a roof enclosure to provide access to private roof terrace; installation of plant within enclosure at roof level; refurbishment of Heathcock Court walkway with installation of uplighters and other associated external alterations. Heathcock Court is a property (currently in office use on the upper floors) adjoining the Adelphi Theatre on the Strand.

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

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


Alterations to orchestra pit proposed for London’s Phoenix

22nd May 2013

Listed Building Application: 2013/0709/L

The London Borough of Camden has consulted The Theatres Trust on an application to remove the orchestra pit rail and forestage at the Phoenix Theatre, 110 Charing Cross Road, London.

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 scroll down and click the green Search button.


Theatre use proposed within Brighton Methodist Church

22nd May 2013

Planning application BH2013/00783

The City of Brighton and Hove has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the change of use of a former Methodist Church, 88 London Road in Brighton (D1) to theatre (Sui-Generis) with ancillary performance studio, café, bar and retail.

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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