Local residents turned out in force today to oppose plans for an Islamic Cultural Centre and Place of Worship near Altrincham. More than 250 locals braved the cold to make their feelings known to the Altrincham & Hale Muslim Association , who plan to build a 2,000 sq m, two-storey building on Green Belt land off Thorley Lane.
The AHMA claims there is a “compelling and urgent need” for the new facility as the number of local Muslims has outgrown its current facility.
Regardless of the AHMA`s claims , the application will not meet the strict criteria needed to be fulfilled to build on Green Belt land. If they have any sense, they will abandon this daft application.
Once again the issues of parking, traffic generation,highway safety and damage to the local fauna and flora should be a a clear indication to Trafford Council that these plans need refusing.
Well done to local residents for getting “feet on the streets”, and be prepared to fight this all the way.
We`ll post updates on this story, as it develops.