Last week at Eastwood Mosque a digger started work, digging foundations.
Unfortunately this concerned local residents as they had received no warning that this activity would commence.
A phone call to the Council revealed they also were unaware of this!
Then it later became apparent, this work had received planning approval quite some time ago! Planning No RB2012/0573 an extension to the mosque on Russell Street. Much embarrassment all round in Planning?
Communication breakdown indeed?
All of this could easily have been different, If the Mosque Authorities had taken the simple precaution of letting the Council know they were commencing the building phase and have let the local residents know in advance!
That simple courtesy, would have prevented the local concerns this caused, and I thought the Council has to be informed before commencement, in order to arrange the necessary and legally required, inspections of operations to take place?