Police formally objected to the proposals for the centre in Ashfield Road, Deeplish, citing that the applicant has family connections to suspects under investigation for alleged immigration offences.
But despite the concerns Rochdale Township planning committee approved the plans at a meeting this week.Good grief! What would they do th....
Coun Mohammed Zaman said: “I have been approached by a number of residents.
“There are anti-social behaviour and drug issues in the area.
“This teaching centre will provide somewhere for them to go.
“I know the family and they have been teaching for a long time - they provide a good service. There have been more than 30 letters of support.”
Coun Sameena Zaheer added: “If we refuse it these children will go somewhere else for learning.
“Do we not think it would be a good idea if we recommend that all the authorities know children are learning here? If they go somewhere else we will not be able to check the people that are teaching them.”Say no more.
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