Northampton Hindu temple plans get approval

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Plans for a £12m Hindu temple and community centre in Northampton have been approved.

Permission for the site off Lings Way was granted by West Northamptonshire Development Corporation.

The complex will include leisure facilities and a centre to promote Anglo-Indian business and will use solar and geo-thermal pump technology.

It will be called the Kutumbh Centre and is being built by the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation (IHWO).

The organisation's chairwoman Mrs Neelam Aggarwal said: "Receiving planning approval is the realisation of a 40-year-old ambition for the Hindu community in Northampton, which has long wanted such a centre for the people of Northampton."

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