Aberdeen Christmas Village Children Local Authority Themed Attractions 

Planning permission not sought for Aberdeen Christmas Village

Planning permission has not been sought for Aberdeen’s Christmas Village which gets under way on Thursday, BBC Scotland has learned. A temporary change of use of land is allowed as long as it does not exceed 28 days. However this year’s event – which includes a market, fun fair and ice rink – will last for 40 days. It is up to the planning authority to decide whether to take enforcement action. The council said there were no public safety concerns as proper building warrants and inspections were taking place.…

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LAB Museum, Wulong, China Architecture Design Galleries & museums 

Wulong, China: LAB museum is a “glowing ring in the mountains”

C+ Architects have created art gallery in Wulong, China, that is designed to look like a glowing ring in the mountains. The LAB Art Museum is set on a 3,000sq m (32,300sq ft) hilltop site that at times is surrounded by clouds. Its white elliptical form stands out against the surrounding green hills and its main volume is raised up on four functional blocks at ground level that serve variously as offices, a gift shop and an exhibition space. This can give the sense of the building floating in the…

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Adventure Island, Southend – Wikimedia Commons Cinema & theatre Local Authority Themed Attractions 

New Southend cinema complex could threaten ‘extinction’ for leisure park

Adventure Island will be forced to close if a new £50m leisure complex is built in Southend, its owner claims. Phillip Miller MBE said his family business will become “extinct” if the £50million cinema complex gets the go ahead from Southend Council. The prominent businessman is executive chairman of the Stockvale Group which includes Adventure Island, Sea Life Adventure and the restaurant Clarence Yard. In a letter to every councillor and the Echo he states: “If this scheme was allowed to happen it would lead to the extinction of my…

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