We have determined that there are a sufficient number of sex shops, sex cinemas and sexual entertainment venues currently operating in the borough and we do not want to see an increase in the numbers of premises that are currently providing these activities. We have adopted a policy to limit the number of sexual entertainment venues in the borough to ‘nil’. However we will consider each application on its merit although new applicants will have to demonstrate why we should depart from our policy.
Applicants are advised to read our 'Sex establishment policy' before applying for a licence.
Premises that hold events involving full or partial nudity less than once a month may be exempt from the requirements to obtain a sex establishment licence and potential applicants are advised to contact us for further advice.