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Magistrates Court - new plans

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On 12 Aug 2014 at 2:53pm Hamlet wrote:
The Lewes Repertory Theatre have submitted a new planning application to the SDNPA (SDNP/14/03805/FUL) for re-use of the Old Magistrates Court to save it from demolition, not really sure how they managed to raise 1m plus to buy it?

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On 12 Aug 2014 at 3:42pm Not For Sale wrote:
They didn't, they don't own it
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On 12 Aug 2014 at 9:12pm Bishop wrote:
Maybe renting it. Make a theatre and cinema yet !!! Parking, sound proofed, exhibition space and the inevitable Cafe !!
 
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On 12 Aug 2014 at 10:26pm skeptical green wrote:
Cinema would have adequate parking so what excuse would the council come up with?
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On 13 Aug 2014 at 10:22am Quora wrote:
Quora still want to develop the site and also have a planning application in with SDNPA.
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On 13 Aug 2014 at 11:42am Resident wrote:
Quora, yes you have and what a poor application it is. Lewes wants and needs what the Lewes Rep theatre offers, not an ugly cheap looking box you propose.
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On 13 Aug 2014 at 2:45pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
The updated plans from Quora look far worse than those they originally submitted. Maybe they should start from scratch and hold a competition for the design? Their current architect seems to have lost the plot.
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On 13 Aug 2014 at 3:37pm Guildenstern wrote:
Perhaps it could be the Dinosaur Park. Then the residents could nosh their way up the town, Godzilla-style, then devour County Hall.
If it were done at night we wouldn't lose too many Councillors.
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On 13 Aug 2014 at 5:17pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Skeptical green shame you could not make the Town Council's planning meeting. We were in favour of the proposed change of use application from Lewes Repertory Theatre.
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On 13 Aug 2014 at 6:08pm Unwaged wrote:
Ooh a cinema.....
lots of jobs paying top wages there then... NOT
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On 13 Aug 2014 at 6:27pm Sue Budd wrote:
We will run it ! no strings attached,honestly.
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On 14 Aug 2014 at 4:26pm Old Cynic wrote:
A theatre - really - oh how Lewesian? What about some much needed jobs - at least the hotel would provide work!!
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On 14 Aug 2014 at 6:30pm Resident wrote:
Why don't you come to the public meeting at the White Hart next Monday 18th at 7.30. Then you might be able to make a more educated comment?
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On 14 Aug 2014 at 6:49pm Another Lewes resident wrote:
Oh dear Old Cynic, you obviously haven't read the Application - if you had, you will see that there will be employment! Always best to get your facts right. I think you will find the employment will be for Lewes people - do you think Whitbread would do the same - honestly?!


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