Plan to turn disused Bletchley pub into a mosque prompts complaints

BNP Bletchley mosque protestA plan to turn a disused pub into a mosque has raised some complaints in Buckinghamshire.

The Plough in Manor Road, Bletchley, could be turned into a mosque if Milton Keynes Council approves the proposal. Some residents around the building have written letters of objection saying there would not be enough parking to accommodate worshippers.

But Mujibur Rahman, who is applying for the permission, said the existing 49 spaces would be adequate. There would be no weddings and more than 200 people visiting during Eid and Ramadan would walk, he added.

Letters of objection sent to the council have said the road was already congested and the mosque would only make it worse.

Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council will be holding a meeting on Tuesday night to discuss plans.

BBC News, 7 December 2010

For some of the forces lined up against the mosque see BNP news report, 4 December 2010