Council plans new limit on sex establishments

Sheffield Council are consulting on new rules that would prevent the licensing of any new strip clubs or swingers clubs in the city. The proposals would set a limit of just two sex establishments. The news follows the withdrawal last year by Villa Mercedes of an application to open a sex venue in the city centre after a backlash from the public. One of the two licensed venues in Sheffield, Spearmint Rhino, also has its license up for renewal this month. The consultation, which runs until 31 March, includes a possible ban on sex cinemas and a limit on sex shops to just one per council ward. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to councillor Douglas Johnson.