Lap dancing club in Accrington given go ahead

A lap dancing club is to open in the centre of a Lancashire town after councillors gave it the go ahead.

The I Candy club, which is set to open on Blackburn Street, Accrington, will be the first of its kind in the town.

Hundreds of people signed a petition against the club - believing it would have a detrimental impact on the town centre.

Hyndburn Borough Council planning committee approved the application submitted by Candy Leisure Limited.

A spokesman for the council said: "Members of the planning committee considered the planning application against all representations received as well as relevant development plan and national planning policies.

"In weighing all issues in the balance, members resolved to approve planning permission subject to an additional planning condition requiring details of any external changes to windows to be submitted for local planning authority approval prior to first use of the building as a lap dancing club."

The club will open on the first floor of the building above a restaurant on the corner of Blackburn Road and Dutton Street.

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