Author Archive | Cinema Campaign

An important message from the Picture Palace Campaign

We are writing to update you about important developments that mark a critical milestone in our eight-year campaign to secure a professionally run, fully operational cinema at 25 Church Road – our town centre’s only large, dedicated D2 entertainment venue. These developments also mark a potential turning point in the future of the Picture Palace […]

Continue Reading 0

Stop press. KICC Appeal dismissed – Planning Inspector backs Crystal Palace. Read the report in full

[Kingsway International Christian Centre’s (KICC) appeal dismissed] The Planning Inspector has comprehensively dismissed KICC’s appeal against refusal of planning permission to change the use of 25 Church Road from Use Class D2 (Assembly and leisure) to a mixed-use comprising Class D1 (Place of Worship, Conference and Non Residential religious education and training centre) and Class D2 (Assembly and […]

Continue Reading 0

KICC The Open Door lodge planning appeal – What you can do now!

Planning Appeal lodged by KICC The Open Door Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) The Open Door have lodged an appeal against the refusal of planning permission involving the change of use of 25 Church Road from Use Class D2 (Assembly and leisure) to mixed-use comprising Class D1 (Place of Worship, Church Hall and Non Residential education and training centre.) […]

Continue Reading 17

PLANNING APPLICATION REFUSED! Bromley council refuses (again) proposals for a church at 25 Church Road

Application refused! Thank you On Thursday evening (5 March), Bromley council’s Plans Sub-Committee 4 voted unanimously to REFUSE Kingsway International Christian Centre’s (KICC) latest planning application for ‘change of use’ of 25 Church Road. The campaign team would like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘thank you’ for your continued support – whether by lodging personal objections to the […]

Continue Reading 2

Local community overwhelmingly rejects latest proposals for ‘change of use’ of 25 Church Road

Latest news! Bromley’s planners have published their report and recommendation on KICC’s proposals for ‘change of use’ of 25 Church Road. The recommendation is for the application to BE REFUSED. The planning application will now be heard at Plans Sub-Committee No. 4 which starts at 7pm this Thursday 5 March at London Borough of Bromley, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley […]

Continue Reading 0

Guidance on how to object to KICC’s planning application for ‘change of use’ of 25 Church Road – Please act now!

The formal consultation period on KICC’s planning application’s for change of use of 25 Church Road to a D1 ‘Place of worship’, conference and counselling centre has now closed BUT Bromley council planning have confirmed that objections will still be accepted and considered up until the end of January. If you haven’t submitted your individual objection yet, please […]

Continue Reading 1

Another ‘change of use’ planning application submitted for 25 Church Road! Call to action!

Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) has submitted another planning application for ‘change of use’ of 25 Church Road to a D1 ‘Place of Worship’, conference and counselling centre with D2 add-on. We are waiting for the planning application to be validated and expect it to go live and out for the 3 week statutory consultation, […]

Continue Reading 4

Local residents and campaign supporters Mike Conrad and Paul Lloyd share their memories of going to the cinema at 25 Church Road

Mike Conrad and Paul Lloyd share their respective memories of going to the Rialto and Granada Upper Norwood cinemas at 25 Church Road “My family just want a cinema back, full stop.” writes Mike Conrad, local artist and campaigner Born in a nursing home (now a fire station) on Knights Hill in May 1933 I have lived in Norwood all […]

Continue Reading 1