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.
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.
An application for a controversial mosque expansion has been withdrawn from tonight’s (27/07/16) meeting by council officers due to a row over the lease of the premises’ car park. Of course this has nothing to do with the 200 or so objections from local residents.
Regular readers will be aware that pulling out at the last minute (if it looks like the application will be refused) is common place for mosque applications.
Local residents have been battling with the applicants for over 5 years.
The application was pulled less than 48 hours before the proposed expansion of the South Woodford mosque, in Mulberry Way, was due to go before Redbridge Council’s regulatory committee.
The applicants can resubmit (free of charge) if it falls within a year of the original registration of the plans.
Congratulations to the local residents…..ready yourselves for the re submission !
This is a resubmission of a withdrawn application.
The Al Madina Institute have applied for “Change of use of unit 6 to Community centre, non-residential education centre and place of worship (Use Class D1) and restriction of access to unit 5 to between 153 and 157 Queen Mary’s Road”.
You can comment on the application here:-
What to say.
The proposed development is too large in terms of mass and scale to operate that close to the residential amenity.
The proposed development has very little onsite parking for an estimated capacity of 500 , leaving worshippers no option but to park in nearby residential streets. This will create noise and disturbance to the residential amenity.
The proposed development has very little onsite parking for an estimated capacity of 500 , leaving worshippers no option but to park in nearby residential streets. This will affect highway safety.
The proposed development now has a single access point for 500 worshippers. This will affect traffic and pedestrian flow along Queen Marys Road
The proposed development will generate extra traffic and pedestrian activity , harming the residential amenity.
Fierce opposition from Windsor residents has led to the withdrawal of an application for “Change of use from B1 to D1 including place of Worship”.
The application attracted nearly 200 letters of objection from local residents , and objections from the Highways Development Control Department and The Windsor and Eton Society.
The Highways Department said “The proposed development would result in an increase in the number of vehicle movements to and from the site which is not fit for purpose. This will generate a need for a lot of parking which cannot be provided on site, neither locally as available parking is already very limited in the surrounding highway network and would result in vehicles circumnavigating the area in the search of an available parking space. This would be detrimental to road and pedestrian safety and the free flow of traffic along Dedworth Road and the surrounding road network”
Tremendous work everyone , we will of course monitor the site…to see if they resubmit.
The long running saga that was the Mega Mosque is finally over. The Secretary of State For Communities has ruled that :-
The appeal against the refusal for outline permission is dismissed.
The planning application for an extension to the temporary use permission is dismissed and refused.
The appeal against the LBN enforcement to restore ownership and clear the site is dismissed.
This leaves the Trustees of the Riverine Centre just 6 weeks to lodge grounds for a Judicial Review or vacate the site by 29/01/2016.
The story was originally leaked by the Sunday Telegraph , but the 146 page report is now available to view via the Planning Inspectorate Site
Local residents are overjoyed , people power strikes again.
Tremendous news from Dudley in the West Midlands. Dudley Council has won a legal battle over land earmarked for a replacement mosque in the town.
The Court of Appeal unanimously ruled in favour of the council over its bid to buy back the land in Hall Street from the Dudley Muslim Association.
The ruling brings the long-running legal dispute to an end as three top judges have ordered the DMA to transfer the land back to the council in January next year.
The Court of Appeal is yet to rule on the exact court costs the DMA will be forced to pay out after losing its legal bid. Dudley Council confirmed in May that it had paid out £213,000 at that stage in legal costs associated with the court action , the final total could be as high as £750,000. Of course the amount awarded is at the discretion of the panel of esteemed judges.
Some people just never take the hint , no means no.
Chalk another victory up to people power !!