Sawtry sex shop steps closer to spring start

PLANNING consent has been granted for new sewerage arrangements at the former Little Chef in Sawtry ahead of the building’s opening, scheduled for the next few months, as a sex shop.

Rotherham-based Cocktails Limited was granted a licence for the venture in December in spite of vocal protests from villagers.

The building, along with the nearby former Travelodge, has been unoccupied since the opening of the eight-lane A1(M) led to a huge drop in business from travellers on the old A1 past the village.

Travelodge Hotels, which owns the building, has successfully applied for Huntingdonshire District Council’s permission to install a new septic tank and soakaway for sewage discharge.