Two adult shops in Leeds have applied for permission to continue trading.
The premises licences of both Pulse & Cocktails in Armley and Simplypleasure.com on Briggate are up for renewal.
Sex establishments are legally required to hold a valid licence from their local council, and it must be renewed annually.
These Leeds sex clubs have recently applied to renew their licences
In some areas, sex shops are banned from opening at all.
- The owner (licensee) and all staff must be aged over 18
- Customers aged under 18 cannot visit the shop
- You cannot re-apply for a licence if one has been refused within the past 12 months
- Hours of opening, displays, advertisements, and the visible interior of the shop can all be regulated
Lap dancing clubs also require a licence to operate - Purple Door and Liberte in Leeds both recently applied for new licences.
In November 2017, a member of staff at Pulse & Cocktails was punched unconscious during an armed robbery at the Armley Road adult store.