Peterborough mosque plans new two-storey building

A mosque in Peterborough has submitted plans to the city council for a new two-storey building.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 4:59 am

Masjid Ghousia in Gladstone Street wants to add the detached building for “mosque facilities at ground floor level” and accommodation for the imams.

The building, if approved, would be on vacant land which is “not being used for any other purposes” and has “become overgrown with vegetation and rodents which becomes an issue for the Masjid and residents on Clarence Road”.

The application adds that the proposal is a “better option” than building an extension to the mosque and “would not be likely to have any negative impact on the visual appearance to Masjid Ghousia or the street scene”.

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Masjid Ghousia mosque at Gladstone Street, Peterborough EMN-200611-130936009
Masjid Ghousia mosque at Gladstone Street, Peterborough EMN-200611-130936009

The standalone building would also “help to strengthen the vitality and viability of Peterborough,” it is continued.