A NIGHTCLUB owner says her business is being hit by neighbours angry about its noise.
Rythms In Indigo licensee Emma Mortimer says that complaints about noise from the occupants of flats near the Northumberland Street club are driving her business down the drain.
The present club started in 2001 in a nightclub which had originally been the Princess Cinema.
It was handed a noise abatement order in February this year.
After that order, the venue spent £7,000 on sound insulation as well as liaising with environmental health and sound engineers to turn down volume levels.
But since the changes Miss Mortimer has also been given an anti-social behaviour order to turn the volume down - which could see her sent to prison for five years if breached.
She said: "We've been left with no choice, we have to turn the music down - which will turn our business off."
She added: "Huddersfield has no other nightclub like this. We have tried everything but it's not enough for them."
Manager Donna Sylvester said she was frustrated at the decibel deadlock.
She added: "This is more than a nightclub. We run classes and workshops for socially-excluded young people three nights a week. We have a virtually perfect record with the police over the last three years.
"We liaise closely with the local authorities and have maintained a safe and trouble-free environment for our clubbers.
"Our community work has been praised by local independent bodies.
"We have tuned down the music and our custom has gone down. How much further do we have to go?"
The area near the club has seen an increase in residents in recent years as people have moved into buildings converted to flats for town centre living.