New Scunthorpe mosque rejected by North Lincolnshire Council
A proposed new Scunthorpe mosque has been refused planning permission by North Lincolnshire Council.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association sought change of use approval for a mosque with living accommodation at Concorde House, Bessemer Way - a large, detached and purpose-built office building.
North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee - meeting at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe - rejected the scheme.
The council considered the proposal would have created an "unsustainable, poorly accessible, isolated community facility with limited access by public transport, cycle, or on foot."
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This, the planners said, would have been contrary to advice contained in the National Planning Policy Framework, the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy and the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.
Applicants who have planning applications rejected may lodge an appeal, if they wish.
BRIGG: At the same meeting, the planning committee approved plans to erect three link houses in Bridge Street, Brigg, and to widen the entrance to Brocklesby Park Homes. The link homes are earmarked for the site of the old Brocklesby Ox pub, now demolished. The successful application was lodged by Smith and Richardson, of Brigg.
For reaction to the refusal of permission for the mosque see the Scunthorpe Telegraph on sale from tomorrow (Thursday July 5).