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Plans for modern Islamic centre in Grantham

Plan submitted for Islamic centre in Grantham.

Plan submitted for Islamic centre in Grantham.

An Islamic centre will be built in Grantham if plans submitted to the planning authority are approved.

The Grantham Muslim Community Association (GMCA) wants to build the centre in Mowbeck Way, off Alexandra Road, with car parking for 13 vehicles. It would be energy efficient, with wind turbines, solar panels and water filtration system installed.

The GMCA has submitted a planning application to South Kesteven District Council. It explains that the building will “serve the needs of the Muslim community in Grantham” which has rented accommodation from SKDC over the past 10 years.

It states: “The community now needs to have a permanent place to pray and teach the children.”

The building would be a modern costruction and aims to “reinterpret Islamic architecture in the 21st century in modern Britain”. Timber hexagonal modules would be pieced together to construct an oblong-shaped building.

According to the planning application, it would be mainly used on weekdays after 5pm and at weekends.

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