Slough Mosque plans to build a religious school to be decided

It’s time to decide for plans to transform an old car wash near Quagmire downtown in religious school.

The Slough Islamic Trust wants to redevelop the site at 79-83 Uxbridge Road, which once housed a gas station, into a community and educational facility to serve as a “support service” for the nearby mosque.

The building will be up to four stories high and will house four classrooms, common teaching areas, auxiliary relaxation areas, restrooms and a small kitchenette.

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Slough’s town planning committee advisers will meet on Wednesday, October 13 to decide the fate of the request.

According to a planning statement, the proposal “will dramatically improve” the mosque’s services to the community, which has grown “considerably” over the years.

In the planning officer’s report, they state: “As a result of discussions with the applicant, he has been informed that the mosque is being used more than before and that there is an increase in the need for funerals. which reduced the space for the educational aspect of the mosque and the proposal will provide this facility.

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About 80 people are expected to be in the facility if plans are approved, with classrooms being used by six to 12 people with up to 18 people in larger communal education spaces.

Four to six teachers will be hired if the project receives the green light.

Forty-six parking spaces are offered and will provide an “overflow” of spaces for the Diamond Road Mosque. Eight bike racks, which can accommodate 16 bikes, are also available.

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