Decision details

Planning Application 10-23-0346 & 10-23-0353

Decision Maker: Planning and Highways Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Applicant – Mrs Caer Butler


Location and Proposed Development – Former Cotton Exchange/Apollo Cinema, 71-73 King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DT


Full planning permission and Listed Building Consent: Refurbishment of the former Cotton Exchange/Apollo Cinema including elevational and roof alterations to create a mixed-use community and performance space (sui generis), partial demolition of the 1920's block roof, external lighting and other associated works.


Decision under Town and Country Planning Acts and Regulations –


RESOLVED – Approved subject to the conditions highlighted in the Directors report and the amended wording of the following conditions in the updare report:


(5.1.5) The development hereby approved shall only be open to members of the public between the hours of 8:00 – 00:00.


REASON: In order to minimise noise impacts associated with the development, in the interests of residential amenity, and to comply with the requirements of Policy DM02 of the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Local Plan (adopted 2024).


(5.1.7) Prior to their installation, a scheme detailing biodiversity enhancement measures has first been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall thereafter be implemented in strict accordance with the approved scheme and shall not be brought into use until the agreed measures have been provided in their entirety.


REASON: In order to ensure ecological enhancement measures are provided in support of the development, in the interests of biodiversity and securing biodiversity net gains, and to comply with the requirements of Policies CP6 and DM15 of the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Local Plan (adopted 2024).


Report author: Jodie Carter

Publication date: 26/03/2024

Date of decision: 15/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 15/02/2024 - Planning and Highways Committee

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