Controversial Mosque Plan Refused

February 28, 2007

Source: BBC News

A Muslim association has criticised a council's decision not to grant planning permission for a £6m mosque.

Dudley's planning committee voted unanimously to refuse outline permission. Thousands of signatures and letters of objection had been sent.

Khurshid Ahmed, chair of Dudley Muslim Association, said it was "very likely" to appeal and accused the council of going back on a land exchange deal.

The council said the land had been designated for employment purposes.

Mr Ahmed said it was not the end despite the decision on Tuesday.