Blackburn’s planning committee said the application was not complete and had not taken into account fire regulations or health and safety regulations.
The applicant was advised to have further conversations with planning officers by councillors at Thursday’s meeting.
Councillors went against planning officers recommendations to approve the plan.Well, it seems you have to be applying to become a madrassa!
Coun Paul Browne said: “The building is quite unsuitable for this use, you only need to look at it.”
Chairman of the committee Jim Smith said: “In particular, attention needs to be placed on putting in proper fire escapes and safer windows.
“I would suggest further talks with planning officers. I’ve never seen a building more unsuitable”.I bet it gets through the second time.