Monday, 4 March 2013

Mosque must rethink its plan to get bigger

ONE of Oxford’s three mosques has been told to go back to the drawing board with its plans for expansion.

More than 30 neighbours of the Madina Mosque in Stanley Road, Iffley, wrote to Oxford City Council’s planning department opposing the application for an extension.

Currently, the popular mosque has to divide worshippers into two sittings for Friday prayers – the busiest service of the week – to make room for the 700 to 800 people who attend.

Neighbouring residents are concerned that a larger mosque would lead to more noise, traffic, parking, overcrowding and littering.


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