New Scunthorpe mosque seeking approval from North Lincolnshire councillors today
A decision will be made today (Wednesday June 27) on whether a new Scunthorpe mosque should be approved. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association is seeking planning permission for change of use to a mosque, community use and living accommodation at Concorde House, Bessemer Way, Scunthorpe.
North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee of elected councillors from across the district now considers only a small proportion of the total applications lodged with the authority, the remainder being dealt with by staff.
However, in the case of the mosque, the committee will consider the application because of "significant public interest."
Planning permission is being sought to convert a large detached purpose-built office building to a mosque with associated offices, community uses and a caretaker's/religious leader's flat. (...)