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‘Multi-faith centre’ plan is dropped amid objections

An artist's impression of the Aspiring Communities proposal for multi-faith centre on the former Ice Pak factory site, below

An artist's impression of the Aspiring Communities proposal for multi-faith centre on the former Ice Pak factory site, below

Controversial Plans to build a “multi-faith centre” in Leeds have been dropped – but could be resurrected.

Charity Aspiring Communities had applied to Leeds City Council for permission to build a £7million facility on the former Ice Pak factory site in Beeston.

The proposals, which included a sports hall, prayer and funeral hall, learning centre and food facilities, raised concerns about traffic congestion. Many objectors said the Barkly Road site should be used for housing.

In a statement Aspiring Communities said it was withdrawing the plan. The statement said: “We have listened to the views and concerns of locals residents and councillors.

“We have looked carefully through all the objections lodged with the planners. We will now reconsider our plans and modify them to allay people’s fears.”

 
 
 

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