Mosque planning application rejected

The planning application to build a mosque in Lincoln has been rejected by Lincoln City Council.

The proposed site is in Church Street off Boultham, Park Road, but after a recommendation from planning officers to refuse it, the council declined the application.

The city’s Islamic Association were given permission in July last year to convert the disused church that stood in Church Street into a mosque. However, after a fire at the site, the church was destroyed and the application for a two-storey building was put forward.

The recommendation of the Head of Planning Services was that planning permission be refused “because of the unacceptable harm which the traffic and parking demands generated by the use will have on highway safety and on the amenity of local residents.”

Dr Tanweer Ahmed, spokesperson for the Islamic Association of Lincoln, expressed his disappointment at the council’s decision last night in an interview with LSJ News reporter Leigh Milner.