A nudist hotel in the Midlands has been granted a drinks license despite concerns from councillors that the move could cause trouble.
The seven-room Clover Hotel & SpaThe Hotel Inspector last month and is the only nudist hotel in the area â' was reportedly initially hit by suggestions from some Birmingham councillors that allowing alcohol would make the site a "magnet for troublesome individuals and youths" and lead to a "rise in inappropriate behaviour and displays of flesh".
Owner Tim Higgs, who explained to the Council that the nudist areas of the hotel are only accessible to residents, dismissed the claims, saying that the age of most nudists means "we aren't going to be attracting hardened drinkers and wild youths".
Ultimately, Birmingham Council's licensing committee appears to have agreed with him, apparently taking just ten minutes to grant a licence for live music, dancing and the sale of alcohol, dismissing the earlier remarks as without "evidential links". No other objections were noted.