Mega-mosque planning deadline missed
By Peter Law and correspondents

THE furore over plans to build Europe's biggest mosque in Stratford,
east London, has intensified.

If given the go-ahead, the London Markaz would hold more than 40,000

The mosque would be built on a 70,000 square-metre site at Abbey Mills
on the banks of the Channelsea River near Olympic Park.


In October 2001, permission was given for the site to be used as a place
of worship for five years. Plans for the new mosque are scheduled to be
ready for submission by the time that period is over, in October 2006.

Mr Khalique said the centre could be finished in time for the 2012 Olympics.