PLANS to open a strip club between two family restaurants have been given the green light by council chiefs.

Glamour lap-dancing club, which will feature fully nude dancing, could open its doors at Southampton’s Leisure World complex in as little as two weeks’ time.

Swiss banking giant UBS, which owns the site, had objected to squeezing the adult entertainment between restaurants Ask and Frankie & Benny’s.

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But councillors approved the application for the club to open from midday to 5am.

Carl Farrely, owner of Fareham-based Glamour Bars, which is behind the venture, told the city council’s licensing committee that strict security meant no under-18s would be allowed on site, and no one would be able to see in from outside.

With backing from police, he also allayed fears a new strip club could lead to prostitution.

Pole dancing classes will be offered during the day, with adult entertainment starting at 9pm.

Committee chairman Cllr Brian Parnell said there was no legal reason to refuse the club permission.