Lewisham has been lacking a cinema for many years now, and the plan for one at the Lewisham Gateway development has been severely disrupted by the property market crash.
An alternative opportunity for a cinema at the heart of our Borough will nevertheless soon arise in the shape of the site currently occupied by the Ladywell Leisure Centre.
The centre is due to be replaced in 2013 by the new Leisure Centre that's currently being built at the nearby Loamit Vale and when that opens the land of the old pool will be redeveloped. The site is entirely owned by Lewisham Council and a specific use for that site has not yet been identified.
This is an opportunity Lewisham must not miss.
We believe that because of its location, size and certain date of availability this site is by far the most realistic option for a successful cinema for Lewisham and that Lewisham Council should engage with cinema operators to make this vision a reality.
We the undersigned ask Lewisham Council to work towards establishing a cinema at the site currently occupied by the Ladywell Leisure Centre on Lewisham High Street once the replacement leisure centre opens.
The A Cinema for Lewisham petition to Lewisham Council was written by HitherGreenHall and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.