Plan to open new Nottingham lap dancing club ruled unsafe

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A bid to open a table dancing club on the outskirts of Nottingham has been turned down because councillors fear it could put women at risk....

A bid to open a table dancing club on the outskirts of Nottingham has been turned down because councillors fear it could put women at risk. Peterborough-based VIP Leisure had applied to transform part of the Isis nightclub, on the Lenton Industrial Estate, to host nude and topless dancing. But members of Nottingham City Council's licensing committee refused to vary the nightclub's entertainments licence. Although police offered no objection, the committee said the premises were unsuitable, too close to places visited by children and too isolated in the event of a sexual attack. The council had received a petition containing more than 600 signatures, plus more than 100 letters and dozens of phone calls objecting to the application. VIP had planned to divide Isis into three distinct venues, with room for 1,600 people. Up to 40 dancers would have performed in a new space, to be known as the Crocodile Club, on the first floor, sealed off from the rest of the building. VIP said it planned to appeal against the decision.

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