MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Local Liberal Democrats have this week insisted that residents should be widely consulted after it emerged that the company that sought to start a lap dancing club in Crouch End earlier this year is back with a new planning application.
A previous licensing application, which would have allowed the Music Palace on Tottenham Lane to run a lap dancing club, was withdrawn in the spring after fierce opposition from local residents with the help of local Liberal Democrats and the ‘lapoff’ campaign.
Liberal Democrat councillor Dave Winskill yesterday requested that Haringey Council organise a public planning forum to give local residents a chance to raise their concerns about the application.
Residents will have until the end of June to object, and the final planning decision is likely to be taken by 30th July. The Music Palace will need to get through both planning and licensing to be allowed to run its lap dancing club.
Residents can comment on the application by going to the Haringey website and entering reference: HGY/2009/0953, or by contacting Lynne Featherstone MP on email@example.com or 020 8340 5459.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“I share local residents’ concern about having a lap dancing club in the heart of Crouch End. Residents need to be given enough time and opportunity to raise their concerns with this application, and I will be with them every step of the way to make sure this happens.”
Crouch End councillor Dave Winskill adds:
“It’s immensely disappointing for residents in the ‘lapoff’ campaign that their summer will be dominated by another fight to stop this application.
“This club is simply not wanted in Crouch End and we’ll make every effort to ensure that it doesn’t get the appropriate permission.”