Campaigners hail success in Bowness Cinema campaign

Commenting on the Lake District National Park’s decision not to include the Royalty Cinema in Bowness in its list of sites for future redevelopment, Windermere Councillor Ben Berry said:

“This is victory for the hundreds of local people who have supported our campaign to save the Royalty Cinema.

“I know that South Lakeland District Council will be disappointed that their application to redevelop the cinema site has been rejected, but this decision will ensure generations of local people can go on enjoying this this much-loved cultural institution.”

Windermere campaigner Jane Hoyle who last year presented a petition to South Lakeland District Council against the plans, said: “I’m delighted that the National Park Authority has listened to our community campaign and thrown out South Lakeland District Council’s application to have the Royalty site redeveloped.”