Sad news from Greater Manchester , the much vaunted Supermosque was been given approval at yesterdays Planning Committee meeting. The meeting erupted as the decision was announced , and local residents angrily confronted local councilors….who ran away and hid like cowards.
A local campaign opposed the application for a 1,000 prayer mat replacement facility for an existing mosque and madrassa. They had massive local support , collecting 5,000 signatures on a petition and 100`s objected to the council. Actually I say replacement facility, but the existing mosque was staying …..in my mind that`s an expansion not a replacement.
The design is very grandiose , and not in keeping with local architecture. See if you can spot the difference , the Planning Committee couldn`t !
Despite the efforts of several Conservative and UKIP councilors , the Labour dominated Planning Committee would not defer the decision to allow time to consider a damning report from the Highways Agency (see Consultee Comments…Highways….3rd from bottom)
Clearly the Labour Party agenda of mosques for votes , was more important than road safety and residents parking.
It`s hoped that the opposition group will organise an application for a Judicial Review to overturn this scandalous decision.
You`d think that the road safety and well being of thousands of local residents would outweigh the needs of a small minority……..not in Bolton !