Plans for temporary mosque in Leyton High Road approved

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

Plans for a temporary mosque in Leyton have been approved.

The Noor Ul Islam Trust has been given permission to run the place of worship at 717 High Road, formerly the site of a builder's supply shop, for three years.

The trust is temporarily relocating while its main mosque, further down the High Road, undergoes a major refurbishment.

The plans include a two storey portakabin building and linked marquees.

The application was approved by officers from Waltham Forest Council under delegated powers.

 

 

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4:07pm Wed 23 Jan 13

myopinioncounts says...

"The plans include a two storey portakabin building and linked marquees."
Did the neighbours get any warning of this and a chance to object? It sounds horrendous.
"The plans include a two storey portakabin building and linked marquees." Did the neighbours get any warning of this and a chance to object? It sounds horrendous. myopinioncounts
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4:41pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Trevor 2 says...

Was Councillor Akram involved with this?
Was Councillor Akram involved with this? Trevor 2
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6:48am Thu 24 Jan 13

Isaythat says...

The mosque in Chingford is a temporary arrangement. It is still there ll years on and the owners purchased the adjoining shop and requested permission to extend it, with the 'help' of Cllr. Akram! What does 'temporary' mean exactly? Will LBWF insist these temporary buildings are closed as per contract? Seems just another way to get something passed and conveniently forgotten about.
The mosque in Chingford is a temporary arrangement. It is still there ll years on and the owners purchased the adjoining shop and requested permission to extend it, with the 'help' of Cllr. Akram! What does 'temporary' mean exactly? Will LBWF insist these temporary buildings are closed as per contract? Seems just another way to get something passed and conveniently forgotten about. Isaythat
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8:39am Thu 24 Jan 13

leyton_man says...

Shocking disregard for the neighbouring house. After the recent news of council approval corruption and that hateful abusive YouTube clip, perhaps leytonstan is a more appropriate name.
Shocking disregard for the neighbouring house. After the recent news of council approval corruption and that hateful abusive YouTube clip, perhaps leytonstan is a more appropriate name. leyton_man
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11:10am Thu 24 Jan 13

Walthamster says...

Why was this approved despite the history of 'temporary' or even illegally established mosques ignoring the law and becoming permanent fixtures?

In Chingford,
http://www.guardian-
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In Essex,
http://www.bbc.co.uk
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In April the centre lodged a retrospective planning application for the extension but this has now been refused. Independent local councillor Martin Terry said: "I received complaints for at least the last 18 months about the volume of people going in and out. That has been evidenced by the number of refuse sacks left outside.
This is not being done on a religious basis. It is a breach of planning rules."
Why was this approved despite the history of 'temporary' or even illegally established mosques ignoring the law and becoming permanent fixtures? In Chingford, http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/wf news/9914394.CHINGFO RD__Mosque_set_to_ha ve_expansion_bid_den ied/ In Essex, http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-ess ex-18685853 In April the centre lodged a retrospective planning application for the extension but this has now been refused. Independent local councillor Martin Terry said: "I received complaints for at least the last 18 months about the volume of people going in and out. That has been evidenced by the number of refuse sacks left outside. This is not being done on a religious basis. It is a breach of planning rules." Walthamster
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