Mosque plans put on hold after concerns over parking
PLANS to turn a vehicle repair garage in Sneinton into a community centre and mosque have been put on hold by councillors.
Nottingham City Council's planning committee was expected to make a decision about the Sneinton Dale site at a meeting on Wednesday.
Officers at the council had previously recommended the plans went ahead. However, councillors decided to defer the decision so they could get more information.
Councillor Cat Arnold, member of the planning committee and Basford ward councillor, said: "It was deferred for more background – more feedback was wanted from local people."
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She added that there had been some concerns raised over parking problems the development could cause.
If the plans are given the go ahead, the building would become the new home for a charitable group called Dar-us-Salaam, which is based in a semi-detached converted Victorian house in Sneinton.
The organisation works closely with the Muslim community in the area, but Aurangzeb Khan, who submitted the application, said they also aim to create better links between members of different faiths.
The two-storey building would have three levels with a prayer hall that could hold up to 210 people, a second hall for up to 70 as well as classrooms and an information point.