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Opposition grows to plans to move Portsmouth lapdancing club

Opposition is growing to plans to move lapdancing club Elegance into Albert Road in Southsea

Opposition is growing to plans to move lapdancing club Elegance into Albert Road in Southsea

MORE than 300 people have voiced their opposition to plans to relocate a lapdancing club.

Residents, businesses and community leaders have joined forces to fight to stop plans for a lapdancing venue at the former Conservative social club, in Albert Road.

As reported, Elegance has proposed to move from nearby Granada Road.

Officers have recommended the plans are refused at a planning committee meeting of Portsmouth City Council tomorrow.

In under eight hours yesterday, more than 70 people had signed an online petition started by Lib Dem Councillor Michael Andrewes.

He said: ‘I have not known such opposition to a proposal for many years. The overwhelming feeling is that a lapdancing club near to two schools and in the middle of a family residential area is not appropriate.

‘Local traders and shopkeepers in Albert Road also feel that it is unsuitable.’

Cllr Donna Jones, Tory leader, has already stated the club would be ‘out of character’ with the area.

The 149 club was separate from the Conservative Party and affiliated to the Association of Conservative Clubs

 

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