Chippy Mosque Approved

West Oxfordshire District Council today approved a planning application for a small mosque in Chipping Norton.

The application involved change of use for a vacant retail unit on Hitchmans Mews, off West Street, to provide prayer facilities for the town’s Muslim community.

The council stated that “the mosque will provide a community facility and support the local Muslim population.”

The prayer room will offer accommodation for a few dozen people, with prayer sessions being held for 5 to 10 minutes at a time during the day.

The planning application has prompted some negative reactions in town, as we report on page 6 of our current print edition, and the town council had previously objected to the proposal, on the grounds of ‘loss of retail opportunity’, health and safety, and disturbance to neighbours.

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