Remember the post in which I informed you that the Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey Bengali Welfare Association had applied to Surrey Heath Council to demolish the above listed Victorian school and build a large mosque which would overlook the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst? If you don't the story is here.
The final planning decision has now been made and the plans have been thrown out on a 'technicality'.
According to the BBC 'The association argued that the building no longer met the needs of the growing local Muslim community and people wanted to worship in a mosque and not a school.'
As far as I'm aware this attractive building has not been a school for some years. Why did they buy it in the first place if they felt that way?
Nigel Farage, the UKIP MEP for the South East, described the full council's decision as, "The right result for the people of Camberley.
"The initial planning application should have been thrown out as the building in question is listed and is sited in a conservation area.
"This was never about religion, but about the fair and just process that applies to everyone no matter what faith or belief."