Muslims have been given permission to build a mosque in David Cameron’s home town.
Worshippers faced opposition from residents in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, who expressed concern about noise and parking.
The local council received 28 letters of objection and just two in support of the plans.
Objectors complained about losing retail space, a lack of parking and the ‘unreasonable’ noise that would occur if Muslims from neighbouring areas came to pray.
They also argued that there is already a mosque 13 miles away in the town of Banbury.
Some of the comments, which appeared in planning application documents, were edited by the council to avoid offending Muslims.