Plans to convert a pub, believed to be hundreds of years old, into an Islamic culture centre have been delayed due to concerns about noise and parking.Yup, it's this one again.
A Basildon Council spokesman said: “No decision has been made on this application to date.
“Officers have requested further information from the applicant relating to noise and parking issues and are waiting for a response.
“An extension of time to determine this application has been agreed by the applicant’s agent until March 18.”Why give them an extension? Is it so mad old duffers like this one can spout forth?
Borough historian Vin Harrop added: “I echo the concerns about parking, but it’s an issue everywhere. I am pleased with the community centre plans and think it should be given the go ahead.
“I am sure the people using the centre would be obliging and think the council should get on with it.”Yes, we've seen how 'obliging' they are, haven't we?