Rob Bywater, the owner of the Source Vodka Bar on Barker Street, has applied for a license to use the venue as a ‘sex encounter establishment’.
He plans to host a Thursday lap dancing night – featuring a mixture of pole dancing in the club area and lap dancing to be offered in private booths.
But the scheme faces strong opposition from members of Shrewsbury Town Council, which, in a letter of objection sent to Shropshire Council’s licensing team, said it could lead to an increase in problems at night in the area.
A statement on behalf of the town council, said: “The area around Barker Street and Hills Lane has already been identified as a hotspot by the police, hence recent requests for additional CCTV operations.
“This has the likely potential of exacerbating the problems and stretching the already hard-pressed resources of those that support the night-time economy.”
UPDATE: licence granted in April 2013, despite 41 objections