Club class

Club class

Club class

First published in Letters by

OKAY, I am old and a woman, but I am very sad that York councillors voted to open another lap-dancing club.

I am not a feminist, I do not think that it demeans women: if men are daft enough to pay, I think that gives women the upper hand.

York is not the place for such venues. Leeds is just down the road and if that’s what floats your boat, fair enough. But please leave York with its beautiful class.

H M Ward, Badger Hill, York.

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3:38pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

But please leave York with its beautiful class.

LOL! You've obviously been nowhere near Ouse Bridge of a Saturday afternoon or evening then!
[quote]But please leave York with its beautiful class.[/quote] LOL! You've obviously been nowhere near Ouse Bridge of a Saturday afternoon or evening then! Buzzz Light-year
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8:48pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Jonothon says...

It is not true to say that York Councillors have "Voted to open another lap dancing club" It makes it sound like the council initiated the idea which is plainly nonsense

I imagine that what happened is that someone applied for a change of use on a premises to use it as a lap dancing club. Then the Planning committee has to decide whether there are valid planning grounds for refusing the application. If there are none, then the application is usually granted. Valid planning grounds do not include the personal opinions of Councillors, whether for or against.
It is not true to say that York Councillors have "Voted to open another lap dancing club" It makes it sound like the council initiated the idea which is plainly nonsense I imagine that what happened is that someone applied for a change of use on a premises to use it as a lap dancing club. Then the Planning committee has to decide whether there are valid planning grounds for refusing the application. If there are none, then the application is usually granted. Valid planning grounds do not include the personal opinions of Councillors, whether for or against. Jonothon
  • Score: 2

8:16am Mon 28 Jul 14

pedalling paul says...

and always the risk of a successful appeal if Councillors reject without good cause. The legal costs of an appeal fall upon Council Tax payers. Councils usually have a financial reserve to cover a limited number of successful appeals costs, but the "pot" is not bottomless.
and always the risk of a successful appeal if Councillors reject without good cause. The legal costs of an appeal fall upon Council Tax payers. Councils usually have a financial reserve to cover a limited number of successful appeals costs, but the "pot" is not bottomless. pedalling paul
  • Score: 2

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