Revised Sneinton mosque plans get approval

The partially built mosque in Sneinton Dale, Nottingham
Image caption The new designs submitted include a second-storey extension and a 14.5m minaret

Revised plans for a mosque and education centre in Nottingham have been approved by the city council.

Builders had been told to stop work on the Sneinton Dale site by planning officers after complaints from residents.

An extension to the former Jester Pub exceeded the height approved in the original application in July 2010.

The applicants were told to reduce the height of a one-storey extension, adjacent to houses in Kentwood Road.

The new designs, submitted by the Jamia Masjid Sultania mosque, were approved by Nottingham City Council on Wednesday night.

They include a second-storey extension on the rear of the property and a 14.5m minaret.

The mosque will include a prayer hall and six classrooms and is intended to be used primarily by the local community for functions and courses, as the current building on Thurgarton Street in Sneinton was too small, developers said.

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