Huge extension for Birmingham Lozells Central Mosque
Plans to build a huge extension to Lozells Central Mosque in Birmingham have been approved.
The development will entail the demolition and partial demolition of neighbouring buildings to create the huge extra space for Muslim worshippers.
Despite the building having been opposed in seven letters of objection regarding the demand for parking and impact on traffic, the parking provision at the mosque will only increase from 19 to 79 spaces.
The plans involve the creation of a new three-storey annex to the north-west of the existing Faizul Quran Jamia Mosque providing no less than 12 classrooms at first and second floor level.
A two-storey side extension to the existing mosque building is also planned along with a new car park at ground level.
The new development would see the demolition of two shop and warehouse/office buildings to the west of the mosque at Lozells Road and partial demolition of numbers 16-18 at Heathfield Road.
Mohammed Idrees, Labour Councillor for Muslim stronghold, Alum Rock said: “I can only see the positives".