New mosque set to be approved for east London

PLANNING chiefs are set to rubber stamp plans for a new mosque and community centre to be built in east London.

The Limehouse Bangladeshi Cultural Association currently operates from three separate buildings but wants to move into a purpose-built facility with space for 200 people in Gill Street, near Westferry DLR station.

Tower Hamlets Council’s Development Committee has been advised by planning officers to approve the proposal, which will see the mosque built within three years.

The officers’ report said there were no problems with extra noise or disturbances from traffic and stated there will be no amplified call to prayer. Operating hours will be from 8am to 10pm on any day, except for prayer meetings that are held outside those times due to sunrise and sunset.

The plans were due to be put before the councillors at their meeting on January 12.