If you're interested in signing here is the link, deadline is today. http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/ScrapMegaMosque/#detail We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Abolish plans to build a £100 million mega Mosque. More details Deadline to sign up by: 18 July 2007 Signatures: 270,962 The epetition asking the Prime Minister to Abolish plans to build a £100 million mega Mosque is still ongoing. This is a response from the Government in advance of the closing date. Under planning legislation, local planning authorities are responsible for the day to day control of development in their area. In doing so they are required to take into account all material considerations including the views of interested persons and particularly local communities. With respect to the proposal associated with a site near the Olympic development in Newham, we understand from Newham Council that there is no current planning permission or application for a mosque and Newham Council do not expect a planning application in the near future. The Government believes that where controversial issues such as this arise, all involved should ensure that discussions are conducted in a manner that respects the views of all sections of our communities and in a way that does not raise tensions in local areas.