Stop the opening of a mosque at St Barts Church School, Colne

Stop the opening of a mosque at St Barts Church School, Colne

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Craig McBeth started this petition to planning@pendle.gov.uk and

A planning application has gone in to convert the old St Barts Church school, on exchange st, Colne, to a Mosque. Quite a large one.

Not only will this encourage more worshippers to Colne, but it will eventually lead to more mosques and will change the face of Colne forever.

The consultation period is almost over, so if you have any support or objections to this, you need to sign this petition and send your comments in, by June 15, to

SEE BELOW FOR HOW TO OBJECT

Alex.Cameron@pendle.gov.uk
and
planning@pendle.gov.uk

Ref: 19/0314/FUL

Further details are online here:
https://publicaccess.pendle.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PQK7V9MI00H00

 

HOW TO OBJECT:

 

I have been through the proposals and summarised areas on which to object.

 

Concerns to raise

*Alterations to vehicle access proposed
- will significantly change/damage the historic image of the property. Access will require demolition of existing wall.

*Alterations to pedestrian access
- will significantly change/damage the historic image of the property. Access will require significant modification of existing wall.

*Arrangements for recycling waste
- no arrangements are in place to deal with recycling of waste

*Materials
- Roof
- The roof is currently natural slate and is proposed to be replaced with standing seam zinc roofing that would be significantly out of character and keeping with the building and its heritage as well as surrounding buildings.

*Vehicle access and hard standing
- Concerns must be raised about the sale of the original flagstones in the courtyard and the owners' attempts to preserve the heritage of this historic listed site.
- There is no vehicle access to this site currently but the proposal indicates some. This could have a significant impact on the well being of the site with vehicles potentially damaging the building as well as the historic flagstones and site wall. Car fumes and pollution will also impact on the integrity of the historic site and cause further damage to the site and building.

*Lighting
- Proposed lighting will impact neighbouring residents
- will the lighting be motion sensitive and coming on and off, what hours will it be on and what impact will it have on neighbouring residents?

*CCTV security
- proposed cctv security does not specify location, and raises questions of data protection, and who will be filmed and recorded and data retention policies are not expressed.


*Parking
- Proposal includes 3 disability parking spaces and 3 cycle spaces.
- Concerns for the integrity of the building with disabled drivers and the potential for damage to the site and building.
- Issues over how access will be made without destroying part of the historic wall
- Concerns over parking in the local area when site is open. Street parking is already overcrowded, and the provisions do not accomodate the expected increase of traffic.


*Change of non-residential floor space
- proposal wants to increase floor space by over 100% from 273sq/m to 558sq/m. This would significantly change the building and its integrity and its history in a negative way. The proposal includes no conformity to the history of the building in the extention and would be out of character.

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