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Plans to open strip club could be rejected as it’s too close to a king’s grave

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Plans to open strip club could be rejected as it's too close to a king's grave
Richard III is interred close to the site (Picture: Leicester Mercury/BPM Media)

A bid to open a new strip club in Leicester could be rejected – because it’s too close a king’s grave.

Jagdeep Narll put forward plans to open the venue on Millstone Lane, opposite McDonald’s and next to Bistro Pierre in the city.

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But concerns have been raised about the proposed club’s proximity to the final resting place of Richard III, who is interred at Leicester Cathedral.

Labour councillor Patrick Kitterick, representing Castle Ward, says the proposed site for the sexual entertainment venue is inappropriate and lodged objections to the application.

He said: ‘There are an increasing number of residents in the area, it’s not a deserted area of town any more and there are a number of nurseries in the area.

‘You are only a few hundred metres from the resting place of a former King of England.

Plans to open strip club could be rejected as it's too close to a king's grave
The new club could open here (Picture: Leicester Mercury/BPM Media)
Plans to open strip club could be rejected as it's too close to a king's grave
Richard III statue is the last Plantagenet king of England (Picture: Leicester Mercury/BPM Media)

‘A number of residents in the area have contacted me to make the objection – it just shouldn’t be in an area of family nurseries.’

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The venture has not proved popular with neighbours and some businesses in the area.

A nearby children’s nursery has written to the council to object on the grounds the two businesses would be ‘mere metres apart’.

The nursery has argued the club would lower the reputation of the area and have a negative impact on other companies nearby.

There are concerns that the club would be in what has been described as the Cathedral Quarter, close to the Town Hall, the Richard III visitor centre, the new Market Square, the Bishop Street Methodist Church and the central library.

The matter was due to be considered again on December 19 by the licensing committee but the meeting has been postponed.

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