North Shropshire British National Party is beginning its campaign to halt development plans submitted by Oswestry Muslim Society regarding the Change of Use from ‘Furniture Store’ (previously Presbyterian Church) to ‘Oswestry Muslim Centre’ including internal alterations at Oswald Road Fine Furniture, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE.
Speaking about this campaign, local organiser councillor Phil Reddall said,
“Shropshire Branch are planning numerous days of action in Oswestry in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We intend to ensure local residents are made aware of the plans submitted by Oswestry Muslim Society. We will be leafleting the area and speaking to residents and shoppers. Also a press release is being prepared.
“I believe this application has been carefully timed to catch local people unawares as they prepare for the festive period. Furthermore, the word ‘Mosque’ has been deliberately omitted in this ‘softly-softly’ approach towards the gradual colonisation of Oswestry.”
Shropshire Branch would like to make it clear that in order to oppose planning applications for Muslim Prayer Centres and Mosques, leafleting and days of action are only a part of what must be done.
Objections must be submitted in significant numbers to the Planning Department.
Most if not all local authorities advise that objections are best submitted online.
It is important to note that any comments made online appear in the Public Domain and objections will only be taken into account if they refer to planning matters. There is absolutely no point on commenting on religious or ethnic grounds per se, and comments must be well considered before posting. Valid comments might include concerns over parking or noise.
It would be advisable to read the following before comments are made:
Should readers wish to view the application and make a well informed comment after viewing all documentation supplied, the link to follow is:
Readers can view the location which is situated next door to the Border Counties Advertizer office by searching Google Maps using the postcode SY11 1RE.
As a final note, all BNP organisers should visit the website of their Local Authority and bookmark the planning page which can be swiftly disseminated to local people should a Mosque proposal be submitted in their area.