Northgate cinema and leisure complex

Somerset cinema and leisure development draws council investment

PLANS to build a cinema and leisure complex in Bridgwater have taken two steps forward this week. Sedgemoor District Council, which owns the site and will be fully funding the scheme, wants Northgate to become a premier attraction for Bridgwater, complete with a seven-screen cinema, four restaurants, a gym and a car park with 111 spaces. Last month the project was awarded £750,000 by the Government to create a cinema led leisure hub and improved open space on the site of the former Northgate Brewery but this week the project took two…

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Cranes and scaffolding, Australia. Photo by Annie Basile on Unsplash

White paper asks how today’s UK developments will affect planning strategy

New ‘sustainable development’ examination test will not set a ‘lower bar’ for local plans, says white paper advisor The government’s proposed new test that local plans will need to meet to pass examination should make it easier for strategic sites to come forward but will not “lower the bar” overall, one of the expert advisors to the planning changes has revealed… … visit Planning to read full story (subscription required, with 14-day free trial) Main image: cranes and scaffolding. Photo by Annie Basile on Unsplash Inset image: Founders Arms development, London. Photo…

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Dundee travel hub

Travel hub to help Dundee community and tourists alike to stay active

Work on the city’s first “active travel hub” at Waterfront Place is under way. The building will serve as a meeting point and source of information, promoting cycling and other forms of sustainable low carbon travel to residents and visitors. It will have immediate access to the National Cycle Network that runs alongside the Tay and across to Fife and will be run by Angus Cycle Hub Community Interest Company (CIC), a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to supporting cycling and active travel. Angus Cycle Hub project director Scott Francis…

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