Pinewood Studios ExpansionIf you’re a regular reader of the site, you have probably heard by now that the Pinewood Studios £200m redevelopment plan has been rejected by South Buckinghamshire District Council which is a big blow to the studio. Since the news broke, the BBC has run some news articles in conjunction with other websites stating that The Pinewood Project may relocate to The West Midlands with support from local MPs. A derelict former car plant at Longbridge was the planned site but we’ve been in contact with Pinewood Studios who claim that this news is completely unfounded stating:

“Alternative sites were considered, in accordance with planning guidance related to development in the Green Belt. However, the most important aspect in achieving the benefits of Project Pinewood is the complementary relationship between Project Pinewood and Pinewood Studios and the resulting creative cluster and the broad range of benefits this will generate. The proximity of Project Pinewood to Pinewood Studios is essential to its success.”

So it seems that the news of Pinewood moving to Birmingham is rumour and you won’t get to see Daniel Craig, or any other Bond for that matter, causing mayhem in the region!

More news as we get it.