Local Lib Dem councillors and campaigners joined with other local community groups to ask that development plans for the Tivoli cinema building are rejected.
J.D. Weatherspoons are not currently planning to re-open a pub on the site but instead are seeking planning permission to build luxury apartments looking onto the river.
Although new housing is urgently required, such housing needs to be high quality and affordable. The current plans will not deliver such homes and also fails to meet a number of local planning requirements.
From discussions with local residents, the ideal would be provide affordable housing whilst retaining at least part of the site as a community amenity. There is a still a shortage of spaces which aren’t pubs/serve alcohol and therefore a community café open late would contribute to a diverse and strong community.
If you agree with us, then please do sign our online petition.
The Lib Dem response to the planning application can be found here.