Planning Responses

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  • Shopfront improvements at Blackpool Winter Gardens

    The Trust supported the installation of replacement more sympathetic shopfronts to the building's St. John's Square units, which is part of a town-wide improvement programme.

  • Front of house extension at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion

    The Trust supported plans for a front extension to the Spa Pavilion, providing additional bar/cafe/restaurant space, an informal secondary performance/function space and upper terrace overlooking the beach

  • Further minor revisions to Bradford Odeon scheme

    The Trust supported further amendments to the restoration project at the Bradford Odeon, including revised lighting and signage.

  • Replacement of Brighton Dome Studio's copper roof

    The Trust supported the removal and replacement of the theatre's copper dome roof due to damage and corrosion. In the early years this will give it a different appearance until over time it naturally patinates.

  • Landscaping works outside York Theatre Royal

    The Trust welcomed a proposal to enhance the external area outside the theatre and its accessibility with new paving and planting, also providing an improved external area for its cafe.

  • New canopy to Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre

    The Trust supported a proposal to install a canopy to the front of the theatre, providing an all-weather area for its all-day bar and cafe.

  • Amended plans for development adjacent to Lighthouse Poole

    The Trust supports revisions to plans for a mixed use development adjacent to the theatre. There are now no homes which directly overlook the Lighthouse’s servicing bay and there is much greater separation between residential units and the Lighthouse.

  • Bury Met to install disabled lift in auditorium

    The Trust is supportive of this application, which would improve disabled accessibility within the main auditorium through the installation of a lift to the raised platform.

  • Live performance use proposed for Chichester Feather & Black

    Theatres Trust does not object in principle to the location of the site for live shows and music covering all aspects of performance and celebrity acts, but greater consideration needs to be given to how the building will function.

  • Demolition proposal for former Theatre Royal in Deal

    Although the Trust did not object to the demolition of the former Royal, which was also a cinema and then split into a snooker hall and amusement arcade, we urged options for retention to be explored and evidence its social function is no longer required.

  • Fresh proposal for Bournemouth's former Odeon/Regent Theatre

    Following two previous refused applications for demolition and replacement high-density housing scheme, the Trust again objected to a new partial façade-retaining proposal on the basis of continued lack of evidence cultural use is no longer required.

  • 'Men's Shed' to be constucted to rear of Groundlings Theatre

    The Trust supported a proposal for a 'Men's Shed' to be placed to the rear of Groundlings in Portsmouth. 'Men's Sheds' are a scheme which provides social spaces for mostly men to help reduce isolation through developing skills and meeting new people.