WINS so far… 25 out of 30

When concerned neighbourhoods approach us for help, we respond. We empower them to use the laws that exist for their protection in the face of authorities that don’t care.

Here’s how we’re faring:

(most recent application listed first)

30. WIN – Application to demolish existing building, and to put up a four-floor mosque and (as usual) “community centre, at 10-14, Mulberry Way, South Woodford, E18 1ED. Applicants didn’t wait for Council decision, but went straight to appeal. We persuaded the Planning Inspectorate to dismiss the Appeal on 21 February 2017.

29. LOSS – Application to change former pub into Islamic Education Centre and Mosque, at 45 Railway Road, Darwen, BB3 2RJ, granted 16 February 2017 – Application No: 10/16/1124.

28. WIN – Application for “place of worship, conference and non-residential education institution” at 7-8 Adderley Road, Washwood Heath, Birmingham, B8 1AW. Withdrawn in October 2015.

27. WIN – Application to turn The Portmanor Public House into a “mosque and (yet another) community centre”, at Portland Road, London, SE25 4UF. Application withdrawn on 16 Jun 2015.

26. WIN – Application to upgrade “a faith based education facility” to a mosque (one thing leads to another), at 68 Nansen Road Sparkhill Birmingham B11 4DT. Withdrawn in June 2015.

25. WIN – Application to put up a “three storey building comprising of a place of worship/community centre” (yet again) at 10-14, Mulberry Way, South Woodford, E18 1EB – Refused by the Council 0n 20 December 2013, and then refused at Appeal on 12 May 2015.

24. WIN – Birmingham – Application to change 219-221 Alexander Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6EU from a dwelling house into a mosque and “faith-based educational institution, refused on 1 May 2015

23. WIN – Application to extend and change the building to a new prayer hall and (surprise, surprise) “community centre” at 227 Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath, B64 6JE. Refused on 18 February 2015.

22. LOSS – Application for a “community centre” (yet again) at 108 Red Lane, Coventry, CV6 5EQ. Planning permission granted on 9 February 2015.

21. LOSS – Application for change of use to  “community centre” (read ‘mosque’) at 1327 Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9HH. Temporary planning permission granted on 8 January 2015

20. WIN – Application to “Build a community centre” (bingo!) at Mow Beck House, Mowbeck Way, Grantham, NG31 7AH. Application No: S13/2887.  Refused on 3 October 2014.

19. WIN – Application for (you guessed it) a “community centre” at 114-116, Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, IG8 7HY. Council refused it on 30 December 2014, and refused again at Appeal on 24 July 2015.

18. LOSS – Leeds mosque – 12/03250/FU – Application to turn a pub into an Islamic ‘community centre’ – Application granted.

17. WIN – Cricklewood Mosque – Ground Floor, 78 Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 3EP – application to turn high street shopping premises (“a Library”) into a “Community Centre” – application refused, and Warning of Enforcement Action to be Taken  24-12-2012.

16. WIN – Brent Mosque – 7 Carlisle Road, NW9 0HD – application for a 8,400 sq ft “Community and Education Centre” (ahem) – Application refused.

15. WIN – Chingford Mosque. 90-92 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford, E4 9AA – application for change of use to mosque, and extension – Application refused.

14. LOSS – Sunderland Mosque. Saint Marks Road North Sunderland SR4 7DA – application for 15,000 square foot mosque – Application granted.

13. WIN – Surbiton Mosque. Argent House, Hook Rise South, Surbiton, KT6 7LD – application for 12,500 square foot mosque – refused.

12. WIN – Purley Mosque. 5 Russell Hill Place, Purley, CR8 2LH – application for new 8,350 square foot mosque. Application refused.

11. WIN – 12 East Avenue, Walthamstow E17 9NG – application for mosque extension from 5,300 sq ft to over 9,500 sq ft. Application withdrawn.

10. WIN – Luton mosque. Council decision not to sell development land on the cheap to the Masjid E-Ali mosque outfit – see previous post

9. WIN – Northampton minaret –  application reference: N/2011/0899Application withdrawn.

8. WIN – Kirklees mosque – application reference: 2011/92581. Planning application to turn the beautiful old Jolly Sailor Pub into a mosque. Application withdrawn

7. WIN – Ealing mosque – application reference: 2011/4564: Planning application to turn the sheds to the rear of 387 & 389 Uxbridge Road into a mosque. Refused. No reason published online yet.

6. WIN – Bolton mosque – Application reference 87089/11: planning application to turn a shop (a former pub) into a mosque. Refused on traffic and parking grounds.

5. WIN – Blackpool mosque – 11/0593 – refused planning permission

4. WIN – York mosque –  11/01592/FUL – application withdrawn

3. WIN – Dudley Megamosque – P11/0888 – refused planning permission

2. WIN – Uxbridge mosque – withdrawn by the Applicant

1. WIN – Maidenhead mosque – 11/00565/FULL – refused at planning application – appeal dismissed


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