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WB Plans for Permanent UK Studio at Leavesden; Public Harry Potter Sets Attraction Approved

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Posted by: Edward
April 22, 2010, 10:24 PM

As readers will recall, potential plans for a permeant UK film base and Harry Potter visitor attraction at Leavesden Studios, the home-base for the production of the Harry Potter films, has been in the news as proposals passed through city council boards.  News has come today courtesy of the Wadford Observer that plans for the expansion have been approved by the Three Rivers District Council’s development control committee.  The paper reports:

Warner Brothers, which has brought world-wide fame to the former aerodrome complex with its Harry Potter franchise, can now begin a programme of redevelopment worth an estimated £100million – creating hundreds of jobs and providing a boost to the local economy.  
The company, which will now purchase the site outright and use it as its European filming base, will build new film stages, production and administration facilities.  
It will also open a Harry Potter themed visitor attraction to cater for up to 5,000 visitors a day. 
The site, set to open in 2012, will "offer tours of old Harry Potter film sets when production on the franchise comes to a conclusion later in the year."

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That’s really cool! And for whoever did the post…. Permanent isn’t spelled permeant.

Posted by WhyAllTheGlitter™ on April 24, 2010, 08:55 AM report to moderator
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That’s fab, i wont have to save up to go to the USA (which would have took years) just to see a glimpse of Potter World.I can be precisely where they filmed it.

Posted by azna70 on April 24, 2010, 11:39 AM report to moderator
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It can’t come soon enough :)

Posted by GryffindorGirl115 {ROAR!} on April 24, 2010, 01:57 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! It’s easier to get to Britain than the US.

Posted by DarthWeetzie on April 24, 2010, 02:46 PM report to moderator
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Excellent!! Next time I go to England I am definitely going to that!!!! I am, I am I AM!! :D

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on April 24, 2010, 03:41 PM report to moderator
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Way to go WB you are using you head in the right way and spending some of the money you have made off HP in a good and noble way. Thanks WB

Posted by HGROSS44 on April 24, 2010, 04:35 PM report to moderator
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Need to add this on my list of things to do when touring the UK.

Posted by SigmaKnight on April 24, 2010, 10:35 PM report to moderator
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Great! Would love to visit.

Posted by christie on April 24, 2010, 10:50 PM report to moderator
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Darn, I was planning a trip to England later this year and was hoping I could see it but looks like I’m a couple of years too early.

Posted by beallgood01 *WBM* on April 25, 2010, 01:10 AM report to moderator
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AWESOME!!!!!

I hope I can go soon! :D

Posted by emmawatsonfan13 on April 25, 2010, 09:09 AM report to moderator
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Wicked! Cant wait to go there – obviously take the kids so it looks them its them that want to go?!?!?

Posted by finley on April 25, 2010, 12:59 PM report to moderator
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YES! I was hoping they would do this and wouldn’t get rid of everything! YES! The REAL sets on display! This is great for all of us who weren’t lucky enough to get to visit the sets during filming! I’m so glad that I’ll still have a chance to see the real sets!

Posted by Peverell62442 on April 26, 2010, 01:34 AM report to moderator
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I heard y’all talking about this on Pottercast, and it is such great news! I hope to get over that pond someday and check it out. What a dream!

Posted by Smitch on April 26, 2010, 10:33 AM report to moderator
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I would take a surprise trip to site to see it. It is my dream!

Posted by WhyAllTheGlitter™ on April 26, 2010, 06:24 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! I had always hoped that they would do that.

Posted by anne1 on April 28, 2010, 03:33 AM report to moderator
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