Bradford Telegraph and ArgusMajor boost for campaign to save Bradford Playhouse (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

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Major boost for campaign to save Bradford Playhouse

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AN ATTEMPT to save a much-loved theatre from being sold off has been given a major boost.

An emergency application to list the Bradford Playhouse as a community asset, before it goes up for auction, has now been approved by the Bradford West Area Committee.

The Friends of the Bradford Playhouse had applied for the listing. The group hoped that listing it in this way will help Takeover Events Ltd, who run the Playhouse, to buy the building outright.

Committee member Councillor Shabir Hussain (Lab, Manningham) said afterwards that the committee had praised all those working to save the Playhouse.

He said: "It is something that we don't want to lose."

The team must now register an interest in buying up the building to trigger a six-month moratorium on its sale, which would allow bids to be properly prepared.

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5:54pm Thu 26 Jun 14

basil fawlty says...

Brilliant!
Brilliant! basil fawlty
  • Score: 10

6:18pm Thu 26 Jun 14

bluebluerobin says...

It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.
It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens. bluebluerobin
  • Score: -3

7:33pm Thu 26 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Great news, this gives folk interested in saving the theatre the chance to buy it, six months I believe. A good move by Bradford Council to give it community asset status.

A great shame the Bronte birth place on Market Street, Thornton, Bradford didn't get this.
Great news, this gives folk interested in saving the theatre the chance to buy it, six months I believe. A good move by Bradford Council to give it community asset status. A great shame the Bronte birth place on Market Street, Thornton, Bradford didn't get this. bcfc1903
  • Score: 3

7:42pm Thu 26 Jun 14

gouldengirl says...

Pity the Council weren't a bit more consistent handing out asset status.
Pity the Council weren't a bit more consistent handing out asset status. gouldengirl
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Thu 26 Jun 14

linebacker2 says...

bluebluerobin wrote:
It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.
Another difference...

The "Village green" loophole whereby local people could use somebody elses land as a dog toilet and stop the owner building on it was quite rightly closed last year...
[quote][p][bold]bluebluerobin[/bold] wrote: It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.[/p][/quote]Another difference... The "Village green" loophole whereby local people could use somebody elses land as a dog toilet and stop the owner building on it was quite rightly closed last year... linebacker2
  • Score: 9

8:04pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Bone_idle18 says...

linebacker2 wrote:
bluebluerobin wrote:
It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.
Another difference...

The "Village green" loophole whereby local people could use somebody elses land as a dog toilet and stop the owner building on it was quite rightly closed last year...
Exactly. Also, places like the playhouse are an asset to the whole city, not just a handful of NIMBYS.
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluebluerobin[/bold] wrote: It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.[/p][/quote]Another difference... The "Village green" loophole whereby local people could use somebody elses land as a dog toilet and stop the owner building on it was quite rightly closed last year...[/p][/quote]Exactly. Also, places like the playhouse are an asset to the whole city, not just a handful of NIMBYS. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 9

8:08pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Grumpygirl says...

linebacker2 wrote:
bluebluerobin wrote:
It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.
Another difference...

The "Village green" loophole whereby local people could use somebody elses land as a dog toilet and stop the owner building on it was quite rightly closed last year...
Linebacker, I understand how you feel, but this post is getting a little tedious.
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluebluerobin[/bold] wrote: It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.[/p][/quote]Another difference... The "Village green" loophole whereby local people could use somebody elses land as a dog toilet and stop the owner building on it was quite rightly closed last year...[/p][/quote]Linebacker, I understand how you feel, but this post is getting a little tedious. Grumpygirl
  • Score: 0

8:22am Fri 27 Jun 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Grumpygirl wrote:
linebacker2 wrote:
bluebluerobin wrote:
It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.
Another difference...

The "Village green" loophole whereby local people could use somebody elses land as a dog toilet and stop the owner building on it was quite rightly closed last year...
Linebacker, I understand how you feel, but this post is getting a little tedious.
No more tedious than people hijacking stories like this to mention their green field objections.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpygirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluebluerobin[/bold] wrote: It's amazing the way the Labour Group allow the Playhouse to become a community asset but will not allow the same status to village greens. The difference? The Labour Group, and their friends the greedy developers, can make more money from village greens.[/p][/quote]Another difference... The "Village green" loophole whereby local people could use somebody elses land as a dog toilet and stop the owner building on it was quite rightly closed last year...[/p][/quote]Linebacker, I understand how you feel, but this post is getting a little tedious.[/p][/quote]No more tedious than people hijacking stories like this to mention their green field objections. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 0

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