London: In a first legal victory for the Sikh community in Britain, the planning permission for the setting up of a meat plant near a gurdwara in northern Britain’s Bradford city was cancelled by the Bradford City Council.
Worshippers at the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, which fronts on to Leeds Road, objected to a proposed expansion by the neighbouring supermarket chain, which wants to convert a car workshop in Percival Street into a wholesale meat plant.
Commenting on the Council’s decision, the gurdwara’s general secretary Govinder Singh Dhaliwal said they were grateful for all the support they had received from Bradford’s other faith groups on the matter. IANS