Plans are being prepared for the redevelopment of the former cinema and bingo hall site on the corner of Goole’s Boothferry Road and Jackson Street. (The Times and Chronicle – 21 February 2013)

Dave Wilcock, of Goole-based Wilcock’s Contractors Ltd, said this week a fresh application for planning permission to build three shop units, a veterinary surgery and 18 flats on the land had been submitted to East Riding Council.

“Things have been held up because ERYC wanted us to put in a whole new application and go through the whole process again, even though the site already had a planning permission that was very similar,” said Mr Wilcock, whose company is based in Queen’s Close, behind the Tesco building.

The cinema, known to many as the Carlton, showed films between 1912 and 1980, although the property actually dated back to 1892. It was known later as Walkers bingo hall. The building was finally demolished in January 2010.

Walkers originally sold the site to Julian Read, of Goole-based firm Arthur Read Jewellers, who then went on to gain the original planning permission. But the site was then sold on in a swap deal with Dave Wilcock, who at the time was building the new shop units on the opposite side of Boothferry Road.

In the deal, Arthur Read Jewellers moved into Mr Wilcock’s new shop units and Mr Wilcock took on the development of the former cinema site. Mr Read had wanted to build three shop units, 10 flats and two houses, along with parking.

Mr Wilcock said he had hoped to get the permission sorted by now, with a view to getting work started in early March. Workers were recently seen on the site flattening brick rubble with a JCB.

The empty building was demolished earlier than it needed to be after local youngsters began playing in it.