A SECOND erotic dance club is to open in Huddersfield.
Developers are planning a lap and pole dancing club at the former Changing Lights and Fevers Revival Bar, in Chapel Hill, Lockwood.
The Examiner can confirm it is set to open its doors in early March and will be called Centrefolds. Licensee Grant Sanders has previously run a similar club in Blackpool.
Council chiefs have already given planners the go-ahead as long as noise levels are within the guidelines.
The licence will allow the club to open from Wednesday to Saturday between the hours of 7.30pm and 2am.
Huddersfield's first lap dancing club, La Salsa, in the Beast Market, opened in February 2002.
Clr Julie Stewart Turner, a member of the licensing committee, said it had been a tough decision to give approval to the new development.
"It is a difficult issue but I spoke with the applicant and was convinced his experience in the trade would make sure all the rules were adhered to and there were no problems," she said.
"It would have been a very different picture had the club been next to a large housing estate.
"Personally I think it is out of the way enough not to be a problem."
Club owners have agreed with the council there will be no fully naked dancers, no touching will be permitted and doormen must be used at all times.
But Kirklees Conservative leader Robert Light said he thinks there has to be a point when the number of lap dancing clubs must be limited.
"We do not want our town centres to become like Amsterdam," he said.
"I believe it is very important clubs like this one need to be approved only after a lot of thought and a moral judgement.
"Maybe there should be a cap on the number of guidelines as to where they are."
Clr Light said he thought sex was creeping into town centres and children need to be protected.
He said: "As a father I ask myself would I want my children walking past these places and asking questions?
"We have a duty to protect their innocence and lap dancing clubs and other shops that are already in town centres don't make it easy."