UPDATE: “No plans to close” Frontier after gym application

The Frontier in Bradford Road, Batley. (D531F404)

The Frontier in Bradford Road, Batley. (D531F404)

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Owners of the Frontier club in Batley are looking at whether they could turn the legendary venue into a gym – but have no plans to close it.

Batley Variety Club Limited has asked for a certificate of lawfulness to change of use of the building.

The Bradford Road venue once hosted musical stars such as Roy Orbison, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey, Louis Armstrong, Tom Jones, Lulu, The Bee Gees and many other famous names.

It opened in 1967 and was turned into the Frontier club in the early 1980s.

Public consultation runs on the application until March 7.

See this Thursday’s newspaper for more information on the plans.

Visit www.kirklees.gov.uk to view the planning application.