Campaigners looking to preserve the Brighton Hippodrome as a live performance venue have launched an eleventh hour bid to halt £18 million development plans.
The Our Brighton Hippodrome group has lodged an application to Brighton and Hove City Council for the listed building to become a community asset.
If approved, this would halt Kuig Property Investments’ plans to transform it into an eight-screen cinema, cafes, restaurants and shops for six months.
Campaigners claim it would give them chance to come up with an alternative scheme .
But some have questioned why the bid has been launched now after planning permission has been granted to convert the building.
Latest TV’s Javier Douglas reports.