Nelson, Lancashire UK
Despite of opposition by heritage groups and the Historical Theatres Trust permission has been granted by Pendle Council for the demolition of the former Palace bingo hall in Hole Street, Nelson.
Councillor Allan Buck, executive member for town centres said, "I am delighted common sense has now prevailed. I agree it is sad to see a historic theatre go, but it had long since lost any use as a theatre. In the short term the site will probably be used for much needed long-term car parking, but in the longer run we expect this site will contribute to an important regeneration of that part of the town centre."