At the hearing of the building consent application yesterday, Denise Ritchie, of the Stop Demand Foundation, said the size of the brothel was "news" to her.
expressed concern that hotel rooms as non-permanent accommodation were defined by the council as including any services and amenities provided on site for the normal use of patrons.
"Given that there is a brothel and that's providing services, are we to take it that this is a sex-on-site hotel and, if so, is it fair that we see this as a commercial sex hotel as distinct from a hotel where you would have families coming to stay?"
said people might well suspect that occupants of the temporary accommodation could use the services of prostitutes on other levels.
said the design of the proposed building was overwhelmingly to cater for the sexual titillation and sexual demands of men.
said that if consent was given, the foundation might lodge an appeal.