Locals Sick Of Noise From Eyesore Temporary Mosque That Is Still In Use 10 Months After Deadline

You have to pity the residents  from Broughton Road in Skipton who are sick of the anti social behaviour coming from a makeshift mosque built on land owned by Craven District Council. Th eyesore building which resembles a shack in one of Pakistans slums was erected without planning permission and was only meant to be there for a month. Yet 10 months later is still in use. Locals say they are woke up at 3am by the noise of the inconsiderate Muslims praying.

The Jamia Mosque is for Muslims who are followers of the ultra hardcore salafi branch of Islam. Salafism/wahabbism Islam is the ideology of tyrants and extremists worldwide such as ISIS or here in the UK the likes of Anjem Choudarys riff raff crew. The mosque is an affiliate of the notorious Green Street Mosque in Birmingham where hate preachers are regular guest speakers and regarded as an extremist breeding ground.

The local residents have every right to be furious. Its another example of give them an inch and they take a mile. The longer they are illegally there the harder it will be to get rid of them. They should:

  • ring the police at every prayers time reporting  the loud noise as anti social behaviour
  • bombard the council on a daily basis complaining about the noise
  • asking why if the planning application was only for 28 days why is it still there and in use illegally
  • finding out if they are paying rent for using  the council land. If not why not and ask can the non Muslim community have a plot of land also to use free of charge. If not claim the council are discriminating against them for being non Muslims. Be as awkward as possible until they do something about it
  • raise health and safety concerns. Not only is it an eyesore the standard of construction seems very substandard with pallets appearing to be holding the roof down. The materials used also make it a fire risk.
  • contact the environment agency and complain about them fly tipping their rubbish at the back of the shack
  • complain that as there is no toilet facilities that the Muslims are using the surrounding area as a toilet  

Ten months after it was erected for just 28 days, the temporary mosque is still in use sparking angry complaints from nearby residents.

EYESORE: Temporary mosque looks like a third world shack

Residents’ fury at noise coming from temporary mosque installed in a marquee at the end of their street for ten months

  • Marquee erected for Islamic place of worship for 28 days last September
  • Ten months on’ temporary’ mosque still in use sparking angry complaints
  • Locals claim they haven’t been able to sleep due to noise from premises
  • Jamia Mosque blamed construction issues on permanent home for delay

By HANNAH PARRY FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 19:55, 9 July 2015 | UPDATED: 21:04, 9 July 2015

Furious residents in a quiet Yorkshire street claim they have been kept up every night for the last ten months by a noisy ‘temporary’ mosque.
A marquee was erected to house the Islamic place of worship for just 28 days last September while work was carried out to create a permanent structure.
But ten months on, the temporary mosque is still in use sparking angry complaints from nearby residents.
Residents in a quiet Yorkshire street are furious after they claim they’ve been kept up every night for the last ten months by a noisy ‘temporary’ mosque

Residents in a quiet Yorkshire street are furious after they claim they've been kept up every night for the last ten months by a noisy 'temporary' mosque

Residents in a quiet Yorkshire street are furious after they claim they’ve been kept up every night for the last ten months by a noisy ‘temporary’ mosque
Neighbours say they have not been able to sleep due to the noise from the prayers and the frequent comings and goings to the premises.
Nic Foxton, who has lived on the street for over 20 years, said he was suffering with exhaustion after failing to have a single peaceful night since the mosque was erected.
The 47-year-old, a network engineer for a mobile phone company, added that the lack of sleep has affected him to such an extent it has forced him to take time off work.
‘I am so angry and upset by the whole thing,’ said Mr Foxton.
‘The prayers go on well into the night. I have found myself automatically waking up at 3am for their prayers. It is really causing a lot of stress for me and has even forced me to take sick days off work as the noise has started to cause anxiety every night.
‘There have been several people complaining but no one feels they are being listened to. There was no warning from anyone that this temporary mosque was going to be put in place. ‘

A marquee had been set up to house the Islamic place of worship for just 28 days last September while work was carried out to create a permanent structure
A marquee had been set up to house the Islamic place of worship for just 28 days last September while work was carried out to create a permanent structure

A marquee had been set up to house the Islamic place of worship for just 28 days last September while work was carried out to create a permanent structure
Nic Foxton (left, pictured with Keith Carpenter) who has lived on the street for over 20 years, said he was suffering with exhaustion after failing to have a single peaceful night since the mosque was erected

Nic Foxton (left, pictured with Keith Carpenter) who has lived on the street for over 20 years, said he was suffering with exhaustion after failing to have a single peaceful night since the mosque was erected
Based in a marquee, the temporary mosque is located on Broughton Road in Skipton on land owned by Craven District Council.
However, the land is located at the rear of houses on nearby Pendle Street with residents coming to the end of their tether with the situation.
It was originally supposed to be up for 28 days while work was completed on Jamia Mosque, off Midland Street.
But Jamia Mosque said they encountered problems during the construction of their permanent home, permission continued to be extended despite resident concerns.
Keith Carpenter, a resident for six years, lives on the same street as Mr Foxton but not as close to the marquee.
He said: ‘This street was the type of quiet place where you could hear a pin drop. That is why the current noise level has upset a lot of people. I can understand that that they have had problems with building work on their permanent premises.
‘When we complained to the council, we asked why we were not consulted and they seemed shocked that we were upset about it. It was almost like what business is it of yours.’
Ten months after it was erected for just 28 days, the temporary mosque is still in use sparking angry complaints from nearby residents.

Ten months after it was erected for just 28 days, the temporary mosque is still in use sparking angry complaints from nearby residents.
Regarding the location, Craven District Council Environmental Health commented in May 2015 that: ‘It should be recognised that the use of a temporary structures such as marquees offer very little protection against noise breakout which invariably result in potential noise problems.
‘Having regard to the nature of the temporary structure (marquee) in a built up area we would advise that the mosque elders consider locating this temporary arrangement to a more suitable building.’
Mr Foxton also gained email correspondences regarding the temporary mosque from a Freedom of Information request to the council.
He found out the mosque was actually already in place before council had given permission and believes both the council and residents were both mislead.
On an email dated 15 October 2014, a council official wrote: ‘The Council is disappointed that the mosque did not suitably consider the requirement for alternative premises in their preparations for undertaking works to their existing building.
‘We obviously cannot support the unauthorized use of land from a planning perspective, you should have applied for planning permission and Building Regulation consent, well in advance of the marquee being required. As the marquee is on Council land this has put us in a difficult position.
‘However, in the circumstances, we are prepared in this instance to grant an extension so that as a minimum your planning application can be considered.’

A spokesperson for the Jamia Mosque apologised for the noise and said delays in building work to their permanent structure had meant the temporary mosque had been used longer than expected 
A spokesperson for the Jamia Mosque apologised for the noise and said delays in building work to their permanent structure had meant the temporary mosque had been used longer than expected

A spokesperson for the Jamia Mosque apologised for the noise and said delays in building work to their permanent structure had meant the temporary mosque had been used longer than expected
At a recent committee meeting, residents were informed that the building work was well advanced and that the marquee would be removed by the end of August.
A spokesperson for the Jamia Mosque said: ‘We have tried our best to keep the noise down for the residents. It is not our intention to upset anyone. We know of some of the complaints about noise and we are sorry about this.
‘Unfortunately, the weather and unexpected structural issues have forced us to delay the building work. We don’t want to cause any problems and by the end of August the work will be finished. If residents have any problems, please let us know.’
He also said the community who use the mosque have funded the development of the new building by themselves.
Although Jamia Mosque have stated the marquee will be taken down by August 31, residents are not as hopeful and believe there is still a lot of work needs to be done on the building.
Mr Carpenter added: ‘We are ten months in but I feel this will go on for over a year. I don’t think they have any hope of getting it ready by August. From what I can see, they are still ripping things out and the building is certainly not weathertight. Then there is still all the plastering and electric work.’

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