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Petition Summary and Background : To oppose the planning application for the change of use of The White Horse public house, 79 Albert Street, Stevenage, Herts, for its intended purpose of a Bangladeshi Cultural Centre (Mosque) and not the Community centre as the application states. The Mosque will serve an extremely small minority of the old town, but the true intended use is to serve the entire Bangladeshi Muslim community of Stevenage as the single dedicated Bangladeshi Mosque in the area.

Action Petitioned For: We, the undersigned, are concerned residents that strongly object to the change of use due to parking restrictions, increased traffic and road safety issues. The barracks style securty measures will have a negative impact on the environment and are not in keeping with the area. Further more, the intended use does not directly benefit the wider local community, only a very small minority of only 42 old town addresses, thus is intended to attract people from the wider outreaches of Stevenage and beyond.

Further information : View the application at the URL address below, the information hidden in the associated documents it will explain in greater detail. You have the right of reply, so state your objections here in addition to signing the petition. The more support and the greater the public objection is felt, the more forceful the case to refuse the change of use and allow common sense to prevail!

http://publicaccess.stevenage.gov.uk/publicaccess/tdc/dcapplication/application_detailview.aspx?keyval=L2M0KFPH00000

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Email - Planning@Stevenage.gov.uk   

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    Kevin harbottle, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: Further to my previous comments, I think it should be pointed out that the Asian community themselves practice a cultural apartheid. This mosque is to cater only to bangladeshi Muslims, not muslims per se. Pakistani muslims have their own mosques, and are themselves split into sects within Stevenage. Hence the "need" for another Mosque. The seperate ladies waiting area indicates that this mosque, "catering to all the community", will in fact cater for Bangladeshi men only, and will descriminate against Bangladeshi women, their own wives, sisters, and daughters. What hope has the wider community got when such blatent descrimination is practiced within their own community. People came to this country for the oppertunities, both financial and cultural, as well as fairness, tolerance and the rule of law for which this country is justly famous. Lets have equality and diversity, but for all. Thank you
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    scott willis, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: no way
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    Mr Stevens, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: Strongly oppose this developement. This does not serve the local community. Please listen to the local people that pay the council tax.
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