Mosque not what we want for Welwyn Garden City

SIR – Whatever happened to common sense? I dread the thought of a mosque in WGC (WHT, November 19). The Tesco development in Broadwater Road would be a huge lift to the town. I can understand why both Sainsbury s and Waitrose would object as they would

SIR - Whatever happened to common sense? I dread the thought of a mosque in WGC (WHT, November 19).

The Tesco development in Broadwater Road would be a huge lift to the town. I can understand why both Sainsbury's and Waitrose would object as they would have difficulty competing. The construction and finished product would bring work and prosperity to the town, but a mosque would definitely not!

The council must seriously re-consider its verdict or the town will suffer, I don't expect the "place of worship" will include a swimming pool!

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SIR - I was appalled to read that the council is considering allowing a mosque to be built on Broadwater Road rather than Tesco's proposal.

Tesco is proposing to build flats, cafes and bars along with a public pool and a small store probably a small superstore which would not be much competition to the town centre and certainly no where near the competition the new Sainsbury's build will bring.

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The pool would give the youngsters something to do and the cafes, bars and Tesco will bring additional jobs to the community.

Clearly we should be welcoming Tesco into the community with all the benefits it brings which far outweigh the benefits of building a mosque.

Adrian Wiese, Runsley, WGC.

Sir - I cannot believe the local authority's attitude towards the Tesco proposal. How can they dismiss out of hand a supermarket which will create jobs which in this present climate we all need and a new swimming pool.

Surely they should be working with Tesco to develop this site to fit in with area

Ernie Youngs, Hyde Valley, WGC.

* As our story made clear, there is no proposal at present to build a mosque on any part of the Broadwater Road West site. The council's planning blueprint allows the possibility of a mosque on the site. There is no suggestion that any mosque would occupy more than a small part of the site - Editor

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