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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Richard the Phowarrd! Proposed strip club could be rejected as it is 'too close' to the final resting place of the former King… and is also just yards away from a nursery.

  • Proposed site of new strip club in Leicester has been objected by locals  
  • Nursery has objected to the new strip club, saying it would be just 'metres away'
  • Jagdepp Narll has applied to the council to open a sexual entertainmment venue

  • A bid to open a new strip club is being opposed because it is too near to the resting place of former English monarch Richard III.  
    The proposed site in Leicester city centre is inappropriate due to its close proximity to Richard III's tomb, a councillor has said. 
    Jagdeep Narll applied to the city council to open the sexual entertainment venue on Millstone Lane, Leicester, despite claims it would be a 'particularly unsuitable location'. 
    And a nearby children's nursery has written to the council to object on the grounds the two businesses would be 'mere yards apart'.
    The nursery has argued the club would lower the reputation of the area and have a negative impact on other companies nearby. 

    Richard IIIA statue of Richard III
    Plans for a new strip club could be rejected because it is too close to the resting place of Richard III, left and right

    The club site, pictured, is also close to a nursery which has objected to it opening
    The club site, pictured, is also close to a nursery which has objected to it opening

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    Labour Councillor Patrick Kitterick, representing the Castle ward, has lodged objections to the application due to a combination of factors.
    He said: 'There are an increasing number of residents in the area, it's not a deserted area of town any more and there are a number of nurseries in the area.
    'You are only a few hundred metres from the resting place of a former King of England.

    'A number of residents in the area have contacted me to make the objection – it just shouldn't be in an area of family nurseries.'
    The council had pledged to restrict the number of sexual entertainment venue (SEV) in the city to five. 
    There are currently three strip clubs within the inner ring road and Braunstone Gate area.

    The stone tomb of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral 
    The stone tomb of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral 

    The council began licensing such venues in 2011 to ensure they continue to be run properly and discreetly while maintaining the safety of the women who work there. 
    The matter was due to be considered again on December 19 by the licensing committee but the meeting has been postponed.
    Council officials have recommended the club be refused a SEV licence at the meeting.

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