Adult shop objector says it's great Port is having a say on what the "tone of the town" should be

THE adult store proposal in our main street sparked wide-ranging debate on the Port News' website and Facebook page.

The Port News Facebook followers are divided in their opinion about an adult store development application for Horton Street.

One Facebook follower said the main street was not an ideal location but that end of Horton Street could do with a makeover. Another said the location was inappropriate.

"Right next to a store where all the little kids get their dance costumes etc," the Facebook post said.

"There has to be a better place."

But other Facebook followers had no qualms with the adult store plan.

"I have no problems with an adult shop opening on main street," one follower said. "You wouldnt even know walking past it."

Another Facebook post said there was nothing offensive with an adult shop, regardless of its location.

Neighbouring business owner, Karen Packer from Dancing Fabrics, has expressed concerns about what she believes is an inappropriate location for an adult shop. She encourages people to lodge submissions with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

"It's lovely to have the community feeling like they would like to have a say in what the tone of our town should be," Mrs Packer said.

She said people coming into her shop wanted to know the facts about the adult shop proposal.

The company behind Flirt Adult Store said they were responsible and accountable. The development application follows a two-year location search. Port Macquarie Youth Hub, which is across the road from the proposed store, will lodge an objection with the council.

The development application is available at the council. Submissions should be addressed to the general manager, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW, 2444 or email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au by December 7.

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