Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The existing mosque in Bull Lane
Plans for a new £1m mosque in York have been resubmitted after being earlier withdrawn amid flooding concerns.

Last year Muslim leaders behind the mosque were forced to pull plans for a site in Bull Lane after the Environment Agency said it would be vulnerable to flooding.

The original mosque was to be three storeys high and cost £2 million. The new design has been ‘downsized’ and will not feature minarets or a dome.

Last year an online petition to stop construction of the mosque attracted nearly 800 signatures.

If you live in York, you can object to this planning application by going to this link and clicking on the ‘Comments’ section. Leave a comment stating that you object to this planning application and your reasons for doing so.

Examples of reasons to cite include: traffic generation, noise and disturbance, the visual effect the building will have on the area, etc.

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