Sheffield lap dancing club refused planning permission

PRotesters who staged a city- centre demonstration over plans for a lap dancing club were celebrating last night after the scheme was thrown out by planners.

A large group gathered on the steps of Sheffield Town Hall yesterday lunchtime waving placards and chanting to voice their opposition to the scheme for a building on the city’s West Street.

Steelhouse, which is next to the City Hall tram stop, currently has permission to operate as a bar, but plans submitted to Sheffield Council requested permission for a change of use for adult entertainment.

Members of the committee refused the plans after being told by planners that the scheme would be “out of keeping and cause harm” to its “heart of the city” 
location on West Street.

Officers added: “It is considered that the proposal would not contribute to building a positive and attractive image.

“It is concluded that the proposed lap dancing venue would have a materially detrimental effect on schemes for continuing regeneration in the area and stimulating the vitality and viability of the city centre.”

From the Yorkshire Post, Tuesday 26 February 2013

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