Plans have been submitted to open a mosque in the idyliic English town of West Bridgford.

West Bridgford is a high-class residential area with small parks and cosy pubs, plus major sporting venues along the River Trent, it is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the Midlands.

A former dental practice in West Bridgford is set to become a mosque.

Plans have been lodged to change the use of the building, at the southeast corner of Loughborough Road and Chaworth Road, into a mosque.

John Andrews, 53, of Mo Architects, working on behalf of applicant Fazilat Foundation, said it was hoped to open soon.

"The proposed mosque will open as soon as planning permission, change of use, is granted," he said.

"We are hoping early September. "

Andrews said Nottingham's Muslim community was "really pleased because this is the only area apparently in Nottingham where there is not a proper mosque".

"The idea is that the mosque actually will be used for, I think, five times per-day for approximately 20 minutes, on each of those five occasions."

On Friday one of the 20 minute prayer slots would last for an hour, commonly known as 'Friday prayers'.

Councillor Benjamin Gray, who represents Lutterell for Labour on the borough council said: "West Bridgford, in particular, has quite a high Muslim population. A lot of people travel into the city or to Wollaton to visit a mosque.

"It would allow people to worship and have a social base within West Bridgford."