17 March 2009
WYG Planning & Design has successfully achieved planning consent for a new entertainment venue on an edge of centre site in Scunthorpe. WYG Planning & Design were acting on behalf of North Lincolnshire Council to prepare, submit and negotiate a planning application for a 2,000 standing venue, primarily to attract popular music bands, but also to stage drama productions, conferences, weddings, religious festivals and wider community use.
The scheme brought with it many planning policy, design, noise and traffic issues that were overcome during the determination process by WYG Planning & Design and the council’s design team. Members were minded to approve the application, as recommended by Planning Officer’s, at Committee on 4th March 2009. The majority of funding for the project is being provided by the council and works will begin on site in April 2010. The site formerly accommodated a gas works and significant remediation work has been undertaken in preparation for the development.
It is expected that the venue will be open in late summer 2011.