A lap dancing membership in Maidenhead had an software to resume its sexual leisure venue (SEV) licence thought-about by councillors right this moment (Wednesday).
The Honeypot Bar, in Queen Avenue, is looking for to acquire one other SEV license from the Royal Borough.
The venue has managed to have this renewed annually since 2011 however resulting from complaints filed by close by residents, the appliance was known as in to the council’s licensing panel subcommittee this week.
Bijou Dunn, who represented residents residing reverse Honeypot, claimed that the SEV licence shouldn’t be renewed resulting from fears over the membership’s shut proximity to a church, residential areas and its influence on upcoming regeneration tasks.
“There’s a potential that the ladies are being undermined in that venue, which is one thing I feel the board ought to think about,” she stated.
“That is the primary yr objections have been made, and there may be an actual cause for that.”
Ms Dunn added: “Though I perceive that the brand new developments received’t be completed inside this yr, and that the licence takes place yearly, that’s not to say that sure components of the brand new developments will likely be ongoing.”
John Sennett, one of many Honeypot candidates, known as the objections ‘baffling’.
“That is the primary objection we now have had when we now have been closed for a yr. Nothing has modified in that yr. The objection is barely baffling to me,” he stated.
He added that there aren’t any ‘completely happy hour’ provides or events at Honeypot, which has an over 21 age barrier and caters for an older clientele in contrast with different evening time venues.
“If it was a nightclub, it could be so much noiser,” he stated. “Our buyer base is so much older – we cope with the extra form of discerning buyer.”
Sarah Taylor, representing Honeypot, informed councillors that the venue has bought a very good relationship with the native police, including that there have been ‘no points by way of residents’.
Ms Taylor stated that the venue was discrete, with two door males stopping individuals underage from coming into.
“We’ve got bought a scenario the place cities and cities have gotten increasingly more residents current, however companies have gotten to try to co-exist inside this,” she stated.
Ms Taylor added on close by developments: “It is a growth that’s more likely to take a few years, and we now have bought to have a look at the details of the locality now.”
Committee chairman Councillor David Cannon (Con, Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury) introduced that the panel would retire with the council’s authorized consultant and decide inside 5 working days.