Strip club plan under threat because it’s too near to King Richard III’s tomb

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PLANS for a strip club are set to be rejected as it is too near the final resting place of King Richard III.

The bones of the monarch, who died in battle in 1485, were found under a city car park and moved to Leicester Cathedral two years ago.

 The proposed site of the strip clubBPM Media The proposed site of the strip club

A Richard 111 visitor centre has been opened in the smart Cathedral Quarter of the city centre and is attracting visitors from over the world.

Businessman Jagdeep Narll has applied for planning permission to open an “adult club” opposite a complete with strippers just round the corner from Richard’s new tomb.

Councillors are planning to kick out the plan next week claiming relics and raunchy goings on don’t mix.

Staff at a nearby nursery and local residents have complained pole dancing will also “lower the tone” in an area now occupied by royalty.

 A portrait of King Richard III, whose body was found under a Leicester car park in 2015Alamy A portrait of King Richard III, whose body was found under a Leicester car park in 2015  A statue paying tribute to fighting monarchBPM Media A statue paying tribute to fighting monarch  King Richard III enjoyed a 12 year reign as England's rulerBPM Media King Richard III enjoyed a 12 year reign as England’s ruler

Councillor Patrick Kitterick said: “The resting place of Richard III makes this a particularly unsuitable location.”

Planners have recommended the club be refused a sexual entertainment venue.




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