The school was built in the Yorktown area in the 1860's on a plot of land donated by the Royal Military Academy.
It was originally home to Yorktown Infants and Primary Schools, before later becoming St Gregory's Roman Catholic school.
When the school closed the building was sold to the Berkshire, Hampshire & Surrey Bengali Welfare Association who have been using it as an Islamic Centre since 1996.
They say it no longer meets their needs and they would like to be able to worship in a mosque and not in a school. They also want to build more facilities for women, as at present there are none.
They have submitted plans to demolish the existing building and erect a purpose built mosque with a domed roof and two minarets, on the site.
However, the old school is one of the borough's 330 locally listed buildings.
The list is made up of residential, commercial and public buildings which are either of local architectural or historic significance.
Although the listed status does not automatically protect these buildings, the council website states "they should be protected and retained whenever possible."
"When they are located within a conservation area, they are afforded some degree of statutory protection."
THE COUNTRY'S FIRST MOSQUE
Nearby Woking is home to the country's first mosque , built in 1889, by a Hungarian Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner
The Shah Jahan mosque was built on the site of the Royal Dramatic College
The mosque fell briefly into disuse between 1900 and 1912 but was revived by the Indian lawyer Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din
Until the '50's Woking was the pre-eminent centre of Islam in the country
The site in question is located within the Royal Military Academy Conservation Area which means a special planning application has had to be made.
Local historian Ken Clarke opposes the plans. He says that if historic buildings are not protected now, there will soon be nothing left to reflect the town's Victorian and Edwardian heritage.
Over time, the town has lost many of its older buildings due to redevelopment.
And several more have been left empty, as proposed development plans don't meet new rules regarding building in the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.
He is urging the Bengali community to use their existing facilities.
Surrey Heath Borough Council confirm the full council planning meeting to make final decisions on both Camberley mosque planning applications is to take place on Wednesday 10 March 2010 in The Camberley Theatre at 7pm.
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