Stop plans to turn the Church in Nash Mills into a Mosque
  • Petitioned Michael Davey

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RE: 4/01460/13/PRE
Michael Davey

Stop plans to turn the Church in Nash Mills into a Mosque

    1. Petition by

      Toni-Marie Picton

      Nashmills, United Kingdom

We believe that the Council should deny plans to build a Mosque on the site of a former Church in Nash Mills for the following 3 reasons -

Firstly many residents feel that it is inappropriate to use this particular site to build a Mosque and we believe that there will behave negative effects upon the local community. This includes concerns about noise pollution from the constant daily use of the Mosque. In particular there are concerns about the "call to prayer" which happens up to five times a day and is usually played from loud speakers on the tower.


Secondly, the Mosque building would not be in keeping with existing buildings in the area, the area could become less desirable for non Muslim people which could potentially lead to a property devaluation for existing owners in the area.


Finally and most concerning of all is that traffic congestion and parking in the Denes area is already under significant strain since the opening of Tesco. The proposed Mosque plans to cater for up to 650 worshipers who may visit up to 5 times a day whilst providing only very limited parking facilities. This will cause traffic and parking in the area to be pushed beyond its limits causing severe issues for local residents and all through traffic.


As there are already three Mosques in Hemel Hempstead (Bennetts End, Highfield and Grovehill) we, as local residents, therefore urge the Council to consider alternative plans for the site which would be more in keeping with the area and its local community and would benefit existing residents without compromising the infra-structure of the area.

To:
Michael Davey, RE: 4/01460/13/PRE
We, the local residents of Nash Mills and surrounding area petition Dacorum Borough Council to stop plans to build a Mosque in Nash Mills, on the basis that it would not be in keeping with the local area or its residents wishes and that the infrastructure of that particular area is already under significant strain.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • matthew horton HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Religion should be band in this county as they cause terrism an war curch only in this country not bombe making factorys

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      • 5 months ago

      Parking is already a big problem where i live . I work nights so extra noise I could do without .

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    • Christopher Jefford SHREWSBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      This is outrageous that it's even being considered. This is still a holy site and therefore should remain as it is. The church should remain as a church on the outside and be put to some good use in a more constructive way. Not by building a mosque in it's place, this is not in keeping the the area and is going to cause major upset to the residents and fall foul of of the local architecture. The fact that it's also morally wrong as we are a Christian state should be enough to have this silly, dirty idea thrown out to start with!

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    • sue white HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      No parking and not wanted

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    • Lorraine Clemow HEMEL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Noise disturbance, limited parking

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