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Smethwick mosque expansion plan given green light

A Smethwick mosque has been given permission to expand into a former car workshop.

Oldbury Jamia Masjid, Oldbury Road, Smethwick. Photo: Google Maps.

Sandwell Council has approved a planning application for Oldbury Jamia Masjid to convert an empty car workshop adjoining the existing mosque in Oldbury Road, Smethwick, into a main hall, classrooms and segregated washing facilities.

The application said the extension would allow funerals and parties to be held at the mosque.

A first-floor extension would also be built as part of the work.

The mosque received planning permission from Sandwell Council in 2020 to carry out major work which included a new dome and minaret and a new extension.