New Islamic Centre plans for Maidenhead submitted

New Islamic Centre plans for Maidenhead submitted

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Nicola Hine

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New Islamic Centre plans for Maidenhead submitted

New plans to build an Islamic Centre in the town have been put together by Maidenhead Islamic Trust.

One year after an initial application for the building was refused, and eight months after an appeal against the decision failed, a fresh application has been submitted to the Royal Borough.

Different architects have been drafted in to design the facility, which would contain teaching rooms, a community hall, mortuary and more, and be built on land next to Maidenhead Mosque in Holmanleaze.

The original plans, submitted in March last year, were refused at a Maidenhead development control panel meeting on August 3 last year on the basis the proposed parking arrangements were inadequate.

But the trust has increased the number of parking spaces included from 11 for cars and 10 for bikes to 19 and 30 spaces respectively.

The centre would be entirely funded by Trust members and is expected to cost less than the £1m estimate made the first time around. A decision on the new application is due by November 7.

Read more in tomorrow's Advertiser.

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