6 December 2012
A planning application for a massive mosque in West Ham has been refused planning permission. The missionary Muslim group Tablighi Jamaat had been waitin g for years to build a mosque in West Ham. But some Christian groups have been campaigning against the mosque.
Local Councillors finally agreed with Newham planning officers that the proposed design was not appropriate and refused it, saying it did not fit with their vision of bringing housing and jobs to the area.
Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, said today:
‘We give thanks to God that councillors agreed with their planning officers last night despite massive pressure from Muslims supporting the proposal.
‘The battle is far from over and the focus of our prayer must now shift to Bristol and the appeals process. But the unanimous vote and what appear to have been robust grounds for refusal were welcome at this stage.’