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Plans for Camberley mosque refused by council


Controversial plans for a mosque in Camberley have been thrown out by councillors.

The Berkshire, Hampshire & Surrey Bengali Welfare Association wanted to build a new mosque and submitted plans which included two, 100 ft high minarets, on the site of a former school, which sits in a conservation area.

The association own the building and already currently use it as an Islamic Centre but residents opposed the plans, saying the town's heritage needed to be protected.

The meeting, which was held by Surrey Heath Borough Council at the Camberley Theatre lasted almost four hours.

BBC Surrey's Aurelia Allen talks to members of the public who attended to hear the results of the debate and vote.

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