Plymouth’s oldest cinema is now for sale with planning permission secured by Pegasus Group for demolition of the building for a re-development into studio apartments.
Pegasus Group’s Bristol office provided planning consultancy services to handle a pre-application submission and full planning application for a 43 studio bedroom student development on the site of an existing vacant snooker hall within the former cinema, the oldest in Plymouth.
The submission evidenced that the remains of the original cinema were confined to the front façade which could not be retained in redeveloping the site. The prior snooker hall had not been profitable resulting in the redevelopment being necessary.
Pegasus Group worked with John Wotton Architects to negotiate a redesign of the scheme to address Plymouth City Council changing their view on design matters and also to address amenity relationships not addressed at pre-application stage. Pegasus also worked with Transport Planning Associates to reduce the Council’s demand for off-street parking provision.
Pegasus secured unanimous approval by Plymouth City Council with planning permission approved in August 2016 and the scheme being described as “extremely good”. The site is seeing interest from a number of developers but the cinema remains on the market.
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