Yet another new mega mosque construction in the pipeline for Bolton. The way things are going Bolton will almost certainly be lost completely to Islamization within the next couple of years. Muslims are being heavily aided in their Islamic takeover of Bolton by the Muslim loving local council dominated by the Labour Party and heavily infiltrated by Muslims. Previously i revealed that Bolton Council gave over £1.1 million in funding to Islamic umbrella group Bolton Council Of Mosques.
Last year Bolton Council went out on a limb to appease the local Muslims by passing planning permission for two highly controversial mosque constructions. One in Farnworth and a mega mosque on Blackburn Road. An area that has several mosques already. Despite countless objections and concerns council planners still gave the go ahead. Bolton at present has 28 operating mosques many of which are large buildings and cause a great deal of disruption.
This latest proposed Mosque(pictured below) is an enormous building that will dominate the local skyline .
According to the Muslims behind the proposal the current mosque is to small for the 50-150 Muslims that go to worship there. Yet according to certain Islamic websites that have mosque directories. The mosque has a capacity to hold 950 people which would mean plenty of space to accommodate an increase in numbers. The picture below shows the current mosque. A large structure as you can see.
As part of the proposal this building will stay shown on the right in the image below. This gives some idea on how large the planned development is going to be.
This mega mosque is not about the number of worshippers outgrowing the building as the Muslim trust claim. The sheer size of the imposing building is about a Muslim takeover and show of power.
PLANS have been put forward which could see a large new mosque built in Great Lever.
The owners of the Makkah Mosque and Community Centre in Grecian Crescent want to build a much bigger facility on vacant land at the site.
The mosque is currently housed in a Victorian former school building, which would remain in place under the plans and be used as an education centre.
If approved, the new three-storey mosque building would be built alongside a new two-tier community centre — with spaces for 90 cars to park on site.
It will be made up of a main building, along with two minarets reaching 130 metres above sea-level, which works out at 25 metres high – as well as a large dome.
The Makkah Mosque Trust said the application had been submitted because the current building has reached its capacity and the new facility will meet the “current and future religious and non-religious needs of the local Muslim and non-Muslim community”.
The trust states that one key aspect of the proposed new mosque is to provide “much needed” facilities for women and children.
This means a specific prayer hall for women, as well as a women-only washing room.
The plans also include a main prayer hall and a special occasion prayer hall, funeral room and meeting rooms.
The mosque building will be linked — through a lobby — to the new community centre building, which will house community rooms and a kitchen.
The proposed mosque’s main frontage, pedestrian and vehicle access would be facing Grecian Crescent, with the community building set back from the road.
The total footprint of the new scheme will cover 5.895 sq m, compared to the 2.680 sq m taken up by the existing mosque plot.
The current building is included in that measurement as it is proposed it will remain in use as an education centre for the trust.
In a planning statement, a spokesman said: “A desire to enhance and improve the dated mosque facilities and provide much needed prayer and other facilities for women and children as well as to cater for the wider local community irrespective of their race, creed, colour gender and religion is the driving force behind the proposed scheme.”
“This new replacement facility will endeavour to tackle some of the social exclusion and integration issues currently plaguing society and will be a model for other cities and all the facilities will be open to the local community irrespective of their creed, colour or religion.”
Although providing 90 car parking spaces, the trust said it will encourage members to travel on foot and believes this will be the case — with most heading in from the immediate vicinity.
A spokesman said: “It is the policy of the Makkah Trust to encourage members to travel on foot. As part of their religious beliefs, the congregation sees walking to their place of worship as an important part of the ritual.”
The application states that the mosque currently welcomes in an average of 50 people to observe prayers between Monday and Thursday — with that number rising to between 100 and 150 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Friday lunchtime is the main prayer time of the week and so a higher number of members would be expected to attend at that time.
The trust said it carried out “extensive” community consultation on the plans between October, 2014 and November, 2015, including delivering leaflets to residents and holding a public meeting.
The plans will now be analysed by council officers and are likely to come before the planning committee for a decision to be made.