New Mosque Application To be Considered
Council extends deadline for comments
Ealing Council has extended the deadline for residents to make their views known about proposals for a new mosque.
The planning application submitted to the authority is to convert two empty shops in Horsenden Lane North, Greenford. It has received more than 400 responses on the Council's website.
Planning permission was due to have been decided on January 27 but has been delayed after residents complained that the consultation was not wide enough.
Locals are concerned the mosque could cause traffic chaos in the area - but supporters of the religious facility say it would be used for people who lived locally and would arrive on foot.
Muslims have been looking for a place to meet and pray for several years and have been using a temporary hut off Greenford Road.
Council officers had recommended approving the proposal after the first consultation.
The new consultation (details here)will end on February 22 and the application will be heard by councillors on March 10.
February 18th 2010