Sad new from Birmingham , where local residents narrowly failed to prevent plans for a new mosque just 200 feet from the applicants other facility.
The planning committee voted 5 to 4 in favour (2 abstained) despite strong objections from 85 local residents , all the ward councillors plus two from Solihull MBC….and representations on the day from a resident and an Solihull MBC councillor.
Quite how the councillors thought that 41 parking spaces were enough for 200 worshippers is beyond us. The applicants own travel survey placed the modal usage for cars at over 50%. What about highway safety councillors !!!
The parking jihad will begin in a few weeks. Our thoughts go out to local residents and shops.
Well done to the locals who at least had a go , keep fighting !