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Scunthorpe mosque plan approved

Plans to build a new mosque in Scunthorpe have been approved despite a number of objections.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association applied to build a mosque on the site of a bungalow in Cliff Closes Road currently used by the group for worship.

A total of 37 letters of objection were submitted, saying the mosque would cause issues with traffic and noise and was out of character with the area.

However, the plans were approved by North Lincolnshire Council.

The existing property has been used as a mosque since 2002 but the group want to the replace the "dated and dilapidated" property with a purpose-built mosque with living accommodation for the religious leader.

A council report recommended the application be approved, saying it would not be "detrimental to the character of the site" and would not impact on neighbouring properties.

It also said the mosque would not have any effect on "highway safety or efficiency".

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