Decision to be made on controversial South Woodford mosque plans

The plans for South Woodford Community Mosque

The plans for South Woodford Community Mosque

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A decision on whether a new mosque will be built in South Woodford will be made on Tuesday .

The Qu’rani Murkaz Trust (QMT) is proposing to demolish its existing South Woodford Community Centre Mosque, in Mulberry Way, and erect a new three-storey building.

The development includes a ground floor prayer room, a community hall on the first floor and four residential flats on the second floor. T he deisng has restrictions on the overall height and has removed balconies after complaints of a potential lack of privacy from neighbours.

In December 2013 the original application was rejected following more than 300 objections on the grounds of its scale, density, mass and height, and the design was considered not in keeping with the character of the area.

Imam Dr Mohamed Fahimdescribed the reasons for refusal as 'unconvincing', but the plans were resubmitted in April.

A decision on whether to pass the plans will be made by a planning committee at Sir James Hawkey Hall, in Broomhill Road, Woodford Green at 7.15pm.

 

 

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2:17pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Proud of Woodford Green says...

Ready for a planning committee roll-over?
Ready for a planning committee roll-over? Proud of Woodford Green
  • Score: 12

3:56pm Thu 26 Jun 14

MorrisHickey says...

Proud of Woodford Green wrote:
Ready for a planning committee roll-over?
Yes - but will members of the planning committee be genuinely and wholly impartial?
[quote][p][bold]Proud of Woodford Green[/bold] wrote: Ready for a planning committee roll-over?[/p][/quote]Yes - but will members of the planning committee be genuinely and wholly impartial? MorrisHickey
  • Score: 4

4:14pm Thu 26 Jun 14

ruby newbie says...

why 4 flats?
why 4 flats? ruby newbie
  • Score: 8

4:24pm Thu 26 Jun 14

ChazFinch says...

Personally i think it's quite a nice looking building certainly better than what's there at present.
Personally i think it's quite a nice looking building certainly better than what's there at present. ChazFinch
  • Score: -1

5:30pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

ruby newbie wrote:
why 4 flats?
4 flats, Muslims religious and enterprising?
[quote][p][bold]ruby newbie[/bold] wrote: why 4 flats?[/p][/quote]4 flats, Muslims religious and enterprising? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Thu 26 Jun 14

jackblack007 says...

most people would welcome rabies before another mosque in SW
most people would welcome rabies before another mosque in SW jackblack007
  • Score: 3

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