Another fine win by local residents in Plymouth , Devon. The Salahuddin Trust, based in London, had applied in September for permission to change the use of the former PDSA surgery in Durnford Street, Stonehouse. The trust also operate two other mosques in London and Ipswich. The Ipswich premises is well known for anti social behaviour and anti social parking.
The plan submitted to Plymouth City Council stated: “The use would incorporate social, religious, educational and cultural aspects as well as providing office space for the applicants and a part that could be used for occasional overnight accommodation for visiting speakers.Regular readers of this blog will have seen this description used before , basically its a mosque ! Strangely the local Kurdish community group also objected , claiming they were nothing to do with this application,
Local residents objected in their droves , citing problems with parking and traffic flow. The delegated officer decision cited as reasons for refusal :-
(1) No adequate provision is proposed to be made for the parking of cars of persons residing at
or visiting the development. Vehicles used by such persons would therefore have to stand on the
public highway giving rise to conditions likely to cause:-
(a) Damage to amenity;
(b) Prejudice to public safety and convenience;
(c) Interference with the free flow of traffic on the highway.