AN APPLICATION for a cinema in Cirencester town centre has been resubmitted after being legally challenged by a nearby company.
In November 2013 members of Cotswold District Council’s planning committee overturned a recommendation to refuse the building of the entertainment complex, which includes a four screen cinema, six shops, four restaurants and a 110-bed hall of residence for Royal Agricultural University (RAU) students in Brewery Court, behind Castle Street.
However the application, made by Wildmoor Properties, was challenged by a nearby company, which a CDC spokesman said could not be disclosed at this point.
CDC spokesman Bob McNally said the application is a resubmission with some changes.
“The legal challenge was largely based upon the processing of the application and, having taken its own legal advice, the council has decided not to contest the challenge and has advised the applicant to re-submit the application,” he said.
Despite a lot of public support for the cinema plans, many businesses have showed concern over the plans. Some councillors and residents have also said they are worried about the building’s size quality and design.