Saturday, 18 February 2012
Mosque for Bury?
According to the Bury Free Press’s front page, the East Anglian Daily Times and Bury Mercury, the Bury branch of the Suffolk Islamic Cultural Association (SICA) is hoping to use the now closed Falcon pub on the corner of Risbygate Street and Victoria Street as a mosque. According to the reports SICA intends to submit a planning application for this “soon”. Whether this application will be just for a change of use rather than a new building is not clear, but in any case permission for change of use would be necessary, and as it is in a conservation area I imagine any external alterations including signs would have to be approved.
If a planning application is submitted, then once it has been registered (following routine checks, e.g. for completeness) a yellow notice will be placed on site and a copy of the application can be viewed by visiting West Suffolk House or the SEBC website.
Anyone interested then has 21 days to submit comments. For further information, click on Planning Matters on the right hand bar...