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Casinos: Planning Permission

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals relating to casinos or with a casino element have been considered by (a) the Planning Inspectorate and (b) the First Secretary of State since November 2005. (155686)

The Secretary of State has not decided any planning applications that have included a casino element since November 2005. In the same period, the Planning Inspectorate have decided eight appeals for developments with a casino element, of which five have been allowed and three dismissed. Details of these can be found in the following tables.

Appeals involving casinos decided since 1 November 2005 by The Planning Inspectorate

Decision

Number

Allowed

5

Dismissed

3

Total

8

Note:

Data as at 3 October 2007. Ref: 294-07-08

Source:

PINS SIU Data Mart

Appeal Ref No.

Local planning authority

Type of appeal

Date of appeal decision

Decision outcome

Description of the development

Site address

PINS

1197569

Guildford

Planning appeal

12 July 2006

Allowed

use as a casino complex incorporating a1,a2,a3,a4 and d2 uses. use as a leisure complex including a1,a2,a3,a4,a5 & d2 uses

The Drink & Bar Mambo &, Nos 1-5 The Quadrant, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SQ

2007910

Sandwell

Planning appeal

14 July 2006

Allowed

change of use from a3 to d2 (public house to casino) and two storey extension , car parking including carports to rear.

“The Barleycorn” public house, Bearwood Road/Dawson Street, Warley, West Midlands, B66 4ES

2019042

Guildford

Listed Building/ Conservation Area Consent appeal

21 May 2007

Dismissed

Conservation area consent for the demolition of all existing buildings, to facilitate redevelopment comprising a new 8 storey building fronting Onslow Street/Bridge Street to provide a leisure and entertainment complex to accommodate a casino and associated uses, attached at first floor and above to a 7 storey building to the West comprising a 136 bedroom hotel with 10 suites and including conference facilities, 5 retail units, bar and restaurant, spa and gym, continuation of the casino at first floor, reducing 3 storeys in Bedford Road adjacent to the River Wey footbridge and 4 stories Southwards adjacent to the River Wey towards the Onslow Bridge.

The Drink, Bar Mambo, 1-5 The Quadrant Inc. Car Park & Clark Gammon Auctioneers, 2-5 Bedford Rd, Guildford, GU1 4SJ

2019043

Guildford

Planning appeal

21 May 2007

Dismissed

Conservation area consent for the demolition of all existing buildings, to facilitate redevelopment comprising a new 8 storey building fronting Onslow Street/Bridge Street to provide a leisure and entertainment complex to accommodate a casino and associated uses, attached at first floor and above to a 7 storey building to the West comprising a 136 bedroom hotel with 10 suites and including conference facilities, 5 retail units, bar and restaurant, spa and gym, continuation of the casino at first floor, reducing 3 storeys in Bedford Road adjacent to the River Wey footbridge and 4 stories Southwards adjacent to the River Wey towards the Onslow Bridge.

The Drink, Bar Mambo, 1-5 The Quadrant Inc. Car Park & Clark Gammon Auctioneers, 2-5 Bedford Rd, Guildford, GU1 4SJ

2023570

Blackpool

Planning appeal

15 May 2007

Allowed

change of use to casino

Palatine Buildings, Promenade, Blackpool , Lancashire , FY1 4TQ

2023572

Blackpool

Planning appeal

15 May 2007

Allowed

change of use to casino

Palatine Buildings, Promenade, Blackpool , Lancashire , FY1 4TQ

2030693

City of Westminster

Planning appeal

27 February 2007

Dismissed

use from restaurant (class a3) on the ground floor (includes 91-92) to casino (sui generis)

91 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6JB

2041173

Bournemouth

Listed Building/ Conservation Area Consent appeal

23 July 2007

Allowed

new external signage to replace existing.

Stanley Bournemouth Casino, 9 Yelverton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1DA

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether concerns over problem gambling may be considered as a material factor when assessing a planning application for a casino. (155697)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend, the Minister for Housing and Planning (Yvette Cooper) on 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 268W.