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30 September 2019 - 22:34
Divided opinion on plans for Skegness' first UK mosque

Skegness Central Mosque (SCM) was formed in 2015 and launched an appeal on BT's My Donate for £337,000 to build the mosque - described as 'the first in Skegness'.

Hawzah News Agency - (Skegness - UK) - The plans for 46-48 Roman Bank have been submitted to East Lindsey District Council by Mr Y Miah and include a community hall and four self-contained first floor flats to be built next to the former Methodist chapel on Roman Bank.

It is understood the residential accommodation will help pay for the upkeep of the centre, which will include washrooms, a kitchen, a body room and a main hall.

Skegness Central Mosque (SCM) was formed in 2015 and launched an appeal on BT's My Donate for £337,000 to build the mosque - described as 'the first in Skegness'.

By March, more than £150,000 was bought to buy the site.

Residents were made aware of the new application in a letter from Sam Hallett, of ELDC's planning department. Inviting comments, the letter states: "The location was originally going to be a mosque, but has been downgraded as a community centre. As I understand it , the use will be the same, or similar to that of a mosque.

The application for "erection of a community hall with 4no. self contained first floor flats over and construction of a vehicular access on site on the of the existing buildings which are to be demolished" has already attracted 29 comments, including 15 objections.

Most of the objections to the plan relate to lack of parking issues. Lorraine Jones wrote: "I worry that as the crescent as an alley allowing easy access to the mosque people using it will try to park on our street as well as holidaymakers.

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