Hyndburn mosque plans hit land hitch
TALKS on a major new mosque have hit a stalemate over the ownership of land. Plans for landscaped gardens surrouding a mosque along the gateway into Accrington initially gained council backing when first raised in 2009.
A Hyndburn Council meeting found the option to be the best available, if it was combined with a community centre.
Now, however, religious leaders and the council are said to have hit a roadblock on whether the council-owned land, at Steiner Street, should be made available freehold or leasehold. (...)