Given the meeitng I attended tonight, the planning application to build a Jehovah Witness meeting room on Wendene, at the heart of Bowthorpe, has united residents against the plans.
I addressed the meeting held tonight at the Worship Centre. Churches, residents and local supermarket chain Roys were represented.
This meeting was a big success and there were clean unanimity in the room that this planning application is unsuitable because of the pressures it puts on traffic and parking in the area. Members are now planning to lobby the Planning Committee against these plans.
Most interesting was the discussion that such a meeting hall is against the original master plan for Bowthorpe – the community was designed to have a single Christian worship centre and this is against that spirit.
I hope all residents who can make it along on 7th September do so to make their voices heard.