Lincoln dairy mosque, housing and supermarket approved
A mosque, housing and retail project for Lincoln has been granted outline planning permission.
The plans are part of proposals led by the Lincoln Co-operative Society for the former site of the Boultham Park dairy.
Opponents said the development will increase traffic in the area causing parking and travel problems.
Tanweer Ahmed of the Islamic Society of Lincoln said a further application will be submitted in the near future.
"We still have to submit a full planning application and do the fund raising," he said.
He said he hoped the mosque could be completed within two years.
The council also granted initial permission for 50 new houses on the site on the corner of Boultham Park Road and Dixon Street.
Boultham Residents Association chairman Jean Flannery said: "Dickson Street is going to be gridlocked, Boultham Avenue is going to be a rat run and we are going to have traffic, noise pollution and fumes."
The Lidl supermarket would have 71 car parking spaces and the mosque about 20.