Brighton Hippodrome planning application approved with conditions

On Wednesday 3 April, Brighton & Hove City Council’s Planning Committee approved with conditions the application by the building owners Matsim Properties for Brighton Hippodrome.

Brighton Hippodrome has been our Theatres at Risk Register since the list began in 2006.

Commenting on the decision, Theatres Trust Director Jon Morgan said “Theatres Trust hopes that Matsim succeeds in its plan to develop Brighton Hippodrome into a viable performance venue for the city. We do not oppose the principle of Brighton Hippodrome being restored as a multi-purpose venue but have had concerns around some of the details of the scheme. We therefore welcome the conditions placed by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Planning Committee in approving the planning application subject to legal agreement, which address our concerns with the limited front-of-house space, servicing access and back-of-house operations and require an operator and event management plan to be put in place before the rest of the development goes ahead. As previously, we would be very happy to engage further with Matsim to help develop its plans and address these issues."