Brighton Hippodrome campaigners vow to carry on despite cinema plans approval

Campaigners hoping to restore Brighton Hippodrome as a live performance venue have vowed to continue their campaign – despite developers receiving planning permission to convert the listed building into an eight-screen cinema.

Under the approved scheme, the site will also include four cafés or restaurants and a separate shop on the ground floor of a new three-storey office building.

But campaigners believe the £18 million proposal from Jersey-based Kuig Property Investments will prevent the grade II* listed building from ever being converted back into a theatre.

They will now appeal to whitehall asking for the listed building planning permission to be “called in” and reviewed by government ministers.

Latest TV’s Javier Douglas reports.

–To read more about the decision to grant planning permission visit this link.

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