Torah Centre gains planning victory

Edgware Torah Centre has received long awaited planning permission from Barnet Council to use ground floor premises in Hale Lane as a synagogue, with residential flats above.

Planning officers recommended that the proposal for the properties at 207 and 209 Hale Lane were “acceptable on balance” on policy and environmental grounds.

Objectors at the meeting raised parking concerns. But supporters of the project have cited the backing of many residents who had written to the council, plus a petition with over 100 signatories in praise of the centre’s work.

Local councillor Brian Gordon pointed out that “ETC is one of 11 shuls in Edgware. The community as a whole has expanded considerably and all the shuls are well used and very much needed.”

    Last updated: 12:56pm, August 6 2009