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Mosque will add to city
I AM dismayed to read so many questionable objections being raised about the proposed new mosque on Bull Lane. The most common objection appears to be about it fitting in with the surrounding area.
I am not sure how a building would ‘fit in’ with such an eclectic mix of architecture. At present the area around the mosque contains terraced houses, flats, the St Nicholas Fields Centre and its large wind turbine. Of course it was right for genuine technical objects to be raised by such bodies as the Environment Agency, however, some of the objections seem to have little to do with planning concerns. Would we be seeing so many objections if a church were being built in the area?
Personally I think the new mosque will contribute to the cultural and architectural history of York, and visually be a significant improvement on the current building.
Andrew Collingwood, Main Street, Elvington .