If anyone doubts the need for Patriotic Nationalist candidates to be elected at the local government level, then THINK AGAIN!
A planning application that would turn a former Basildon pub into an Islamic centre is expected to be approved this week.
The plans would see the site of The Barge Inn, on High Road in Vange, Essex, which closed down in January 2013, turned into a place of worship. The application, which was refused last year due to traffic and parking concerns, has been revised by South Essex Islamic Trust (SEIT).
It’s now been recommended that the plans are to be granted conditional planning permission.
Basildon Council’s planning committee will meet on Thursday (September 16th) at The Basildon Centre to discuss the plans. A report by the Head of Planning shows the revised scheme is considered to be “acceptable in principle”.
The plans first emerged in October 2019, when SEIT proposed turning the empty pub into a community centre and an Islamic place of worship. Basildon Council’s subsequent rejection of the plans had nothing to do with the principle of turning the pub into a place of worship. Instead, this refusal in October 2020 was due to issues relating to “traffic generation and parking provision”.
SEIT then re-submitted the plans in June 2021, with changes to the site increasing the number of parking spaces available. The amended application would remove some of the existing buildings, allowing for more on-site parking to be provided.
Opposition voiced to the application included a “lack of adequate on-site parking” leading to parking elsewhere, an increase in traffic, and concerns about disturbances by noise from a PA system.
Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem councillors are all ready and waiting to serve the growing Islamic community, despite genuine concerns from local residents.
Preventing the gradual Islamisation of our towns and villages is now vital. We’ve already seen the impact it’s had on cities such as London and Birmingham.
In locations like Basildon, Patriotic councillors are needed now more than ever before!