‘Strip club’ plan withdrawn

Bar owners have applied to open a strip club at The Hub on Market Street, Wakefield, only yards away from the Toybox childrens nursery.'w321e430
Bar owners have applied to open a strip club at The Hub on Market Street, Wakefield, only yards away from the Toybox childrens nursery.'w321e430

Controversial plans to open a ‘strip club’ just yards from a city centre nursery have been scrapped.

An application to open the “sex establishment”on Market Street was withdrawn just days before councillors were due to make a decision on the proposal at a meeting.

The development would have seen the new venue open at the former Hub nightclub over the road from Toybox Private Nursery.

But a Wakefield Council spokesman confirmed the bid was scrapped ahead of a meeting of the council’s licensing sub-committee on Tuesday.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh, who opposed the plans, said: “I’m delighted that the proposals for a strip club on Market Street have been withdrawn.

“Strip clubs have no place in Wakefield and like many local people I wrote to the council objecting because it was so close to a nursery.

“This is a victory for the local community and for common sense.”

A report to the meeting said the applicant wanted to open from 10pm until 5am, Monday to Thursdays, and from 10pm to 6am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

If the plans went ahead it would have closed just half an hour before the nursery opened.