Camberley Mosque Plan Rejected By Council

March 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/surrey/8561342.stm

Controversial plans to build a mosque in Camberley have been thrown out by councillors at a heated meeting.

The local Bengali Association's bid to knock down a listed building and build a domed mosque was rejected by Surrey Heath Borough Council.

Local historians and residents had argued the town's heritage must be protected and opposed the plans.

Abdul Mojid, who chairs the association, said they would consider whether to appeal against the decision.

More than 350 people packed into Camberley Theatre in Knoll Road, with some residents queuing from 0900 GMT for a ticket.