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The current owner of the National Picture Theatre and the Swann Inn submitted two planning applications, one for Planning Permission and the other for Listed Building Consent, for the following:

1) Demolition of the former stair and enclosures comprising brick walls and concrete stairs and landings (existing Beverley Road frontage to be retained).

2) Extensions and alterations to provide ground floor restaurant and residential accomodation to upper floors with associated car and cycle parking.

The Application Number is 00010674H.

The application file can be viewed by visiting the Planning Development Control office, 2nd Floor, Kingston House, Bond Street, Kingston Upon Hull, HU1 3ER.

Alternatively, you can view the application online at using the the following case number:


The application was due to be decided by the Development Management Committee on Wednesday 9th September 2010. However, a decision was defered until the next meeting, so that they could arrange a site visit.

At the Development Management Committee Meeting on Wednesday 14th October 2010 the committee defered a decision to the senior planning officer for Hull City Council.

At the Development Management Committee Meeting on Wednesday 7th September 2011 the committee gave Planning Permission and  Listed Building Consent, on a majority vote of 10 to 4. However, the owner's agent was told that a number of conditions would have to accompany the approval, and those would be decided at the next Development Management Meeting on Wednesday 12th October 2011. Also, because the work ionvolved would result in a subtancial loss of a Listed Building, the Listed Building Consent would have to be approved by the Secretary of State.

In late December 2011 the Trust was advised that the Secretary of State had "called in" the owner's applications, which meant that there would be a public inquiry. The date for the public inquiry was agreed for the 15th, 16th and 17th January 2013.

On the 26th October 2011 the Trust were informed that the owner had withdrawn his applications and therefore the Public Inquiry had been cancelled. 


At the Development Management Committee Meeting on Wednesday 7th September 2011 the committee gave Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent, on a unanamous decision, that didn't even need any discussion.