Category Archives: Applications

Application-Rotherham

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An application has been received for “change of use to community centre (class D2) for a 5 year temporary period of time including single storey extensions” at the Crown Manufactory (Rotherham) Ltd, Chapel Walk , Rotherham. The plans clearly show a large hall, with lots of toilets and washing facilities and separate entrances. It`s clear to us what this will be….a mosque.

Should you wish to object, the link is here:-

http://planning.rotherham.gov.uk/fastweblive/comment.asp?AltRef=RB2017/0271&ApplicationNumber=&AddressPrefix=Chapel+Walk&Postcode=&CaseOfficer=&ParishName=&AreaTeam=&WardMember=&Consultant=&DateReceivedStart=13%2F2%2F2017&DateReceivedEnd=7%2F3%2F2017&DateDecidedStart=&DateDecidedEnd=&Locality=&AgentName=&ApplicantName=&ShowDecided=&DecisionDescription=&DecisionLevel=&Sort1=FullAddressPrefix&Sort2=DateReceived+DESC&Submit=Search

What to say:-

The proposed development is incorrectly described, it is in fact a Place of Worship (D1).

No details of “community activities” have been submitted by the applicant.

The proposed development will create huge volumes of traffic and congestion to the local road network.

The proposed development could hold up to 1,000 users, there is insufficient parking onsite, and on local roads.

The proposed development has a poor PTAL rating, meaning that most users will arrive

by car.

The proposed development will create noise and disturbance to the residential amenity.

The proposed development is large, and warrants the submission of a formal Travel Plan.

The proposed development is a large site suitable for business and job creation, it`s use as a Place of Worship would be a loss of valuable employment land.

 

The deadline for objections is March 16th 2017

 

 

Application- Bolton.

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Yet another application in troubled Bolton.

Please can you help local residents by objecting to this application for a “CHANGE OF USE FROM VACANT CAR SALES SITE/SHOWROOM TO PLACE OF WORSHIP AND COMMUNITY CENTRE, ERECTION OF SINGLE STOREY EXTENSIONS AT FRONT SIDE AND REAR TOGETHER WITH NEW ACCESS POINTS AND ENTRANCE GATES at 270 BRIDGEMAN STREET, BOLTON, BL3 6BS.

https://www.planningpa.bolton.gov.uk/online-applications-17/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=DCAPR_91378

Grounds For Your Objection.

The proposed development would be a serious loss of a large piece of employment land. Although the previous business failed, it is a prime commercial location.

The proposed development would attract in the region of 350 worshipers at full capacity, although the application meets council standards for parking there are insufficient onsite spaces to accommodate car users (estimated at 65 cars). The applicants have played down the numbers of users, why else would they need 18 spaces for public carrier vehicles ?

Worshipers who are unable to park onsite will be forced to park in the residential area opposite, thereby harming the residential amenity.

The proposed development will generate additional traffic and disturbance, and harm the residential amenity. Bridgeman St is quite narrow, and is a busy road.

No Travel Plan or traffic survey have been submitted with this application.

 

New Application – Bolton.

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This is a new application for an existing approval featured previously on this site. An update on the story can be found here:-

https://mosqueblock.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/makkah-mosque-bolton-update/

Please could you help local residents by objecting to the new application here:-

https://www.planningpa.bolton.gov.uk/online-applications-17/applicationDetails.do?previousCaseType=Property&previousKeyVal=PROPLPI_111398_1&activeTab=summary&previousCaseUprn=100012559591&previousCaseNumber=PROPLPI_111398_1&keyVal=DCAPR_91125

What to say when you object:-

The proposed development is far too large and overbearing in terms of mass and scale.

The proposed development does not match local architecture and construction materials.

The proposed development does not promote or enhance local character and distinctiveness.In particular the proposed development will have a serious impact on the Grecian Mill complex, which has a Grade II listing. “Where a proposed development will lead to substantial harm to or total loss of significance of a designated heritage asset, local planning authorities should refuse permission (NPPF)”

The proposed development has insufficient onsite parking to accommodate the 500 car users (based on a 1200 capacity and a 47% modal share). This will force worshipers to park in nearby residential streets (mainly Rigby Court and Ninehouse Lane)  affecting highway safety and traffic flow. The demolition of the existing building will create extra parking. This will generate at least an extra 400 trips daily, bringing the local road network to a standstill.

The proposed development has insufficient onsite parking to accommodate the recommended 500 car spaces (based on a 1200 capacity and a 47% modal share). This will force worshipers to park in nearby residential streets  (mainly Rigby Court and Ninehouse Lane), and cause noise and disturbance to the residential amenity. Based on the applicants latest figures the capacity could be as high as 2,500…requiring nearly 1200 spaces.

 

 

 

 

Timperley Residents Defend Green Belt.

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.

 

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Application-Redbridge

Can you spare 5 minutes to help Redbridge residents.

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An application has been received for “Change of use from retail (A1) to community centre (D1)” at 365B, Green Lane, Seven Kings, Ilford, IG3 9TQ. The premises has been operating illegally as a mosque for over a year. You can comment on the application here :-

http://planning.redbridge.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=1863%2F16&backURL=%3Ca+href%3Dwphappcriteria.display%3FpaSearchKey%3D770113%3ESearch+Criteria%3C%2Fa%3E+%3E+%3Ca+href%3D%27wphappsearchres.displayResultsURL%3FResultID%3D121944760%26StartIndex%3D1%26SortOrder%3Drgndat%3Adesc%26DispResultsAs%3DWPHAPPSEARCHRES%26BackURL%3D%3Ca+href%3Dwphappcriteria.display%3FpaSearchKey%3D770113%3ESearch+Criteria%3C%2Fa%3E%27%3ESearch+Results%3C%2Fa%3E

What to say when you comment.

The proposed development has no onsite parking , meaning that worshippers will have to park in nearby streets ,causing noise and disturbance to the residential amenity.

The proposed development has no onsite parking , meaning that worshippers will have to park in nearby streets , affecting highway safety and traffic flow.

The proposed development has no onsite parking , meaning that worshippers will have to park in nearby streets , many of which have restrictions. This will lead to illegal and dangerous parking.

The proposed development is inappropriate for this location , and for the size of the site.

The proposed development would be a loss of valuable employed land , its current use as retail is viable , and important to the other local shops.

The need for the proposed development is not proven , there are identical facilities offered nearby.

Application-Bolton.

NEW DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS….18/07/16

Please can you spare 5 minutes to help local residents in Bolton.Bolton

An application has been submitted by the owners of the Makkah Mosque and Community Centre in Grecian Crescent for “ERECTION OF A MOSQUE AND COMMUNITY CENTRE”. You can comment on the application here:-

https://www.planningpa.bolton.gov.uk/online-applications-17/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=DCAPR_88997

What to say when you comment.

The proposed development is far too large and overbearing in terms of mass and scale.

The proposed development does not match local architecture and construction materials.

The proposed development does not promote or enhance local character and distinctiveness.

The proposed development has insufficient onsite parking to accommodate the 500 car users (based on a 1200 capacity and a 47% modal share). This will force worshipers to park in nearby residential streets (mainly Rigby Court and Ninehouse Lane)  affecting highway safety and traffic flow.

The proposed development has insufficient onsite parking to accommodate the 500 car users (based on a 1200 capacity and a 47% modal share). This will force worshipers to park in nearby residential streets  (mainly Rigby Court and Ninehouse Lane), and cause noise and disturbance to the residential amenity.

The need for the proposed development is not proven , this is an expansion not a replacement for the existing mosque.

 

Application-Coventry

This is the 2nd application registered this week in Foleshill , Coventry…just 5 minutes from Queen Mary`s Rd.

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The applicant Mr M Yusuf has applied for “Change of use from car showroom (sui generis) to D1 (non-residential) use (for community and educational use and a place of worship)” at 38-42 Holbrook Lane , Coventry ,CV6 4AB. You can comment on the application here:-

http://planning.coventry.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=783078

 

What to say (in your own words preferably)

The proposed development is too large in terms of mass and scale to operate that close to the small businesses in Holbrook Lane.

The proposed development has very little onsite parking (15 very tight spaces) for an estimated capacity of 200 , leaving worshippers no option but to park in on the access road or Holbrook Lane. This will create noise and disturbance to the residential amenity.

The proposed development has very little onsite parking (15 very tight spaces) for an estimated capacity of 200 , leaving worshippers no option but to park in on the access road or Holbrook Lane illegally.  This will affect highway safety.

The proposed development will generate extra traffic and pedestrian activity , harming the residential amenity.

The proposed development would be a loss of valuable employment land.

The need for the proposed development is not proven , there are other facilities available nearby.