Oh dear , another, er, cock up at Wirral Council as it makes yet another arse of itself . Wirral Leaks readers who have followed the Peachez ‘gentleman’s club’ debacle will know all about the lap dancing club and the hypocritical/hilarious attempts by Wirral Councillors , and particularly council ‘leader’ Cllr Phil ‘Power Boy Pip’, to close the strip joint down.
You can read the unfolding episodes of the full sordid saga here : Peachez
However the ,ahem, bottom line is that after initially being approved by council officers and six months after the bump’n’grind was, er, firmly established ,along came the tut-tutting councillors who have mistaken the constituency for Tunbridge Wells and tried to use planning laws to prevent Birkenhead falling yet further into moral turpitude. Clearly they’ve never been out on the lash on Conway Street of a Saturday night where cavorting about with very little clothing on is the norm.
Inevitably Wirral Council lost the case. Badly. Not only did they lose the case YOU dear reader had to pay the full costs as Peachez creamed Wirral Council for making ‘”an unnecessary appeal”.
The Government’s Planning Inspectorate were particularly scathing about Wirral Council’s moral crusade saying it had made “vague and generalised assertions”, had acted “unreasonably” and provided “no evidence” of any requirement to “promote a positive image of the area” in the council’s development plan . Consequently the Inspectorate ruled that Peachez did not have a “significantly harmful effect on the vitality of Birkenhead”.
Now if this ruling isn’t enough to make you want to take your Council Tax contributions out of Power Boy Pip’s knicker elastic we don’t know what is!