Your chance to comment on Bournemouth IMAX building plans
Finally, your chance to have your say over the beleagured IMAX building! Bournemouth Borough Council has submitted a planning application for a new outdoor events arena to replace the beach-side eyesore and you have until 15 August to comment on the planning application. It can be viewed online at www.bournemouth.gov.uk/
At quick glance, the proposal looks like a good one. The building would be used for special events, everything from the arts to extreme sports. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Pavilion Dance have both already expressed an interest in staging performances and other potential events could include theatre performances, music and dance, sports and community events. There could also be a range of seasonal offers including speciality markets and big screen coverage of sporting and national events.
The council believes the plans already have public support and a varied events programme could appeal to a wide range of Bournemouth residents.
Leader of the Council, Councillor John Beesley, said: “We know that local people will be glad to see the back of the IMAX building, but it is what could be in its place that is really exciting. The results of the public consultation show that there is public support for the creation of an outdoor events arena and we are working hard to develop a programme of events that will appeal to everyone.
“We want this to be a facility that local people and visitors will want to use and enjoy. Although this is an interim proposal until the Bournemouth Development Company can come forward with comprehensive plans for the wider area, there is no reason why a quality outdoor events space could not form part of these long-term plans if it proves to be a popular attraction.”
Artist impressions of the proposed outdoor events arena will be available shortly and we will upload them as soon as they become available.
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