Islamic school to appeal rejection by Oz authorities

August 27th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Aug 27 (ANI): Proponents of an Islamic school in south-western Sydney will appeal a local government rejection of the the proposal to build a 1,200-student school.

Camden Council voted unanimously in May to reject the proposal to build a 1,200-student school, after months of heated community meetings and the release of an adverse planners report, the Herald Sun reported.

The report cited traffic and environmental reasons for its decision.

The schools backer, the Quuranic Society, will now appeal the councils rejection.

Camden mayor Chris Patterson said the council maintained its decision to reject the development.

Council made its decision based on 100 per cent planning grounds. Council believes its made the right decision on those grounds for the specific site he said.

The Quuranic Society has criticised the council’’s decision, saying it is racist.

The society’’s grounds of appeal have not been made public and the matter is due before the NSW Land and Environment Court late next month. (ANI)

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