It has played host to some of the music legends of the past.

Shirley Bassey. Roy Orbison. The Four Tops, Tom Jones. Louis Armstrong.

They have all played what was for years Batley Variety Club, now The Frontier.

Now a planning application has gone in the Kirklees Council seeking to change use of the club in Bradford Road to a gym.

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The plan has come in from Batley Variety Club Ltd but they insist the application to the council is part of a plan looking at future options for the site.

The original club opened its doors in 1967 and drew huge crowds from across the country to see stars such as Ken Dodd and Morecambe & Wise.

Batley Variety Club in its heyday

The club owners have spent the past two years considering options for the future of the business but say it is still being run as an entertainment venue.

Sunday will see an appearance by Reggie ‘N’Bollie, the urban pop act who finished runners-up in last year’s X Factor.

A club spokesman said: “We are just exploring all the options.”

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The application proposes the change of use of the Batley Variety Club to be used as a gymnasium.

The application says the existing car park that serves the nightclub/concert venue would stay and the use of a gym would not have any effect on local traffic issues.

Supporting documents to the plans say the proposals would have no detrimental effect on the character of the building and the surrounding area.

Public consultation on the application runs until May 14.

Reggie 'N' Bollie