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Controversial South Woodford Community Centre Mosque plans to be decided

10:01 27 June 2014

Images of South Woodford Mosque which were handed to Redbridge Council

Images of South Woodford Mosque which were handed to Redbridge Council

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A decision to redevelop a mosque will be made on Tuesday after plans were originally thrown out last year.

Images of South Woodford Mosque which were handed to Redbridge Council Images of South Woodford Mosque which were handed to Redbridge Council

Plans to demolish the South Woodford Community Centre Mosque in Mulberry Way, and build a three-storey building for the benefit of “all members of the community” in its place were resubmitted earlier this year.

The proposal once again includes three floors consisting of a prayer hall, a community hall and three residential flats on the second floor.

The mosque was one vote away from having its application accepted in December but Cllr Robin Turbefield, left with the deciding vote, decided the plans were not compatible with, or contributing to, the distinctive character of the area.

Ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, Qaiser Malik, the secretary of the Qu’rani Murkaz Trust, which runs the mosque, said: “We have complied with the objections, and we have made suitable amendments to the application and the drawings.

“We hope the committee members when reviewing it will be positive this time.

“We only lost by one casting vote last time from the chairman. Let’s hope things are more positive for us this time.”

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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Redbridge Council rejects South Woodford mosque plan

South Woodford Mosque resubmits controversial redevelopment plans to Redbridge Council

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