Splendid news from the London Borough of Redbridge , where residents have a defeated a long running mosque application again. The latest application was refused on 31/03/16 for “inapppropriate scale” , the full minutes of the meeting are not available yet.
The latest application from the At-Taqwa Centre was for a “Change of use to D1 Islamic Community Centre and extension”. The centre already had a D1 permission allowing educational use , and was the subject of an enforcement action from Redbridge Council when caught using it as a mosque.
This is despite the applicants playing the victim card in the local press (we`ll wait for the claims of racism and islamophobia to surface).
No doubt the applicants will appeal , the locals we spoke to said they are ready to continue the fight.
People power !