M7 Forum Template copy

Pinewood's £200m Hollywood Plans Axed | British Film Studios | Forum

Current User: Guest Login Register Members
Please consider registering

Register? | Lost Your Password?

Search Forums:


Minimum search word length is 4 characters – Maximum search word length is 84 characters
Wildcard Usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Pinewood's £200m Hollywood Plans Axed
Read original blog post

Reply to Post Add a New Topic

6:45 am
January 21, 2012

Scotty B

Petersfield (Hull originally)

Webway Chief
Webway Chief

posts 186

Pinewood Studios plans to develop a £200m film set in Buckinghamshire, designed to help it compete with filming facilities in Hollywood, have been shelved after the government refused planning permission.

The studio, famous for being home to the James Bond films, and which produced The Iron Lady, has spent the last five years working on “Project Pinewood”. The ambitious plans would have seen the development of 100 acres of greenbelt land for creating 16 "streetscapes" for use in films. These streetscapes included a permanent Venice canal, Italian lakeside, Parisian square, brownstone New York apartments as well as parts of New Orleans and San Francisco.


 Pinewood's ambitious plans axed yesterday


Pinewood claimed it would have created 1000 jobs and provided 1,400 permanent live-in apartments and houses for film workers, as well as a school, theatre, cinema and sports facilities.

The £200m project came to a halt as Eric Pickles refused to grant planning permission for Project Pinewood, on the grounds that it would damage the environment, and was not in line with local development objectives.

Filmmakers were left bewildered as the decision came just a week after the Prime Minister announced his backing for the industry.


Project Pinewood – how it would have looked 


Pinewood said that had the project gone ahead, it would have contributed £3.8bn to the economy over the next 30 years and created almost 1,000 jobs over the next decade.

An industry insider said: "This is a complete shock after last week's noise from the Government about supporting the creative industries." The project had been supported by Alien director Ridley Scott, film producer Lord Puttnam, Sir Martin Sorrell and Lord Lloyd Webber.



Read original blog post

"A dream when you dream alone is a dream. A dream when you dream together is reality." John Lennon

Reply to Post

Reply to Topic:
Pinewood's £200m Hollywood Plans Axed

Guest Name (Required):

Guest Email (Required):

NOTE: New Posts are subject to administrator approval before being displayed

starwars happy rip thumbs-down confused motorbike scared emoticonmotoring kiss 007 rolleye director rofl wanker jumping big-grin clap tongue-smile up-yours wind14 smile lol sportcar1 embarrassed popc1 yawn not-listening welcome cry mini mad wink cheers censored frown surprised cuss thumbs-up
Post New Reply

Guest URL (required)

Math Required!
What is the sum of:
10 + 2

About the FilmNav Forum

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 155

Currently Online:
2 Guests

Currently Browsing this Topic:
1 Guest

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3
Forums: 17
Topics: 238
Posts: 360


There are 520 Members
There have been 26 Guests

There are 2 Admins

Top Posters:

Buzz – 19
Dennis Fraser – 15
THX1138 – 10
nicky – 9
Fiveways – 8
Gita1 – 8

Recent New Members: unique exam, tolikkk, engladbamWD, urypuze, yfehidy, oposimim

Administrators: Scotty B (186 Posts), Nick (4 Posts)