Plans to build a mosque on the edge of Birmingham are being resubmitted after have being rejected on two separate occasions.

The Gambian Islamic Centre is reapplying for planning permission to build a community centre and mosque on Bearwood Road, in Smethwick .

The previous application was rejected by Sandwell councillors last year on the grounds of traffic congestion.

This will be the third attempt to win approval for a place of worship after losing a planning appeal in 2016 to remain at its former site in Windmill Lane, Cape Hill.

At the time, a spokesman for the mosque said the majority of worshippers lived in the local area and would walk or use public transport to attend prayers and meetings.

Councillors on Sandwell’s planning committee rejected that application in October last year.


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