Government response

Planning appeals decision: mosque in the London borough of Newham

Statement on the outcome of 3 planning appeals for a proposed mosque in West Ham, Newham, East London.

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A DCLG spokesman said:

Ministers have today dismissed appeals on the refusal of planning permission for a mosque in the London borough of Newham.

The decision was based on concerns that include local housing provision and conflict with the council’s local plan for the borough.

It also took account of the evidence from all parties and is in line with the council’s original determination and advice from the independent planning inspector on the main appeal.

Further information

Three appeals on the proposed mosque in West Ham, Newham, East London have been dismissed by Department for Communities and Local Government ministers.

The reasons for the decision are fully explained in the decision letter.

The main appeal was into refusal of planning permission for a large new mosque.

A second appeal sought temporary permission to use the existing buildings as a place of worship in the event that the main appeal was not allowed.

A third appeal was against an enforcement notice requiring the appellants to cease using the site as a place of worship. The appellants now have 3 months to comply with this upheld enforcement notice.

Published 29 October 2015