WE HAVE GOT PLANNING PERMISSION FOR THE MAJOR OVERHAUL OF BLT!!
After 10 years of working out how to bring our lovely little theatre up to date without losing its character and history, we submitted a scheme to Bromley Council at the beginning of 2020 and after a nail-biting delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, received approval on 28 July.
All we need to do now is raise the money and finalise the 30-year lease from the landlord.
Time is not on our side, so we have to get cracking. The planning consent requires us to start work on the scheme within 3 years (mid 2023) and we have until November 2022 to demonstrate to the landlord that we have the money to carry out the first phase of the project – a condition of our Option for the 30 year lease.
We can now instruct our consultants to complete the detailed design of the project and produce contract documents for its realisation. Work will probably be phased over several years to ensure we don’t overstretch ourselves financially and to minimise disruption to our theatrical activities.
We have produced a video which gives us a great idea of what we are working towards. It lasts just under three minutes, so click here if you’d like to see it. For those with a technical bent, the planning application documents can be viewed at the Bromley Planning Portal while the drawings are also on display at the theatre
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The development work will be costly – probably in excess of £1 million.
We have some reserves –but not nearly enough for us to realise the full plan.
To help us raise the money we need, Dave Armour, one of our Board members, is leading a team to explore potential funding from the National Lottery, Arts Council and others.
If you, or someone you know can help us with this, please contact our funding team.
Or perhaps you would like to make a personal donation or bequest? If so, please click the above link or call 07798 757 902 for an initial and confidential discussion.
Click here to see all the latest news on our fundraising work
And help us get BLT