Plans Approved for Hindu Temple in Golders Green

September 9, 2005

Source: Edgware Times

On September 9, 2005 the Edgware Times reported, "A new Hindu temple made of pale pink stone is to be built in Golders Green after plans were approved at a council meeting on Monday evening. The Shree Swaminarayan Temple... has received permission to demolish the existing red brick temple, originally built as a Presbyterian Church, and replace it with a grand, completely symmetrical Indian-style temple. Speaking after the meeting, the temple's applicant Laxmidas Dabasia said: 'We are over the moon. The issue of car parking spaces came up and councillors felt that permission should be granted. The application was considered on its own merits and it was judged that the design and architecture we propose will add to the area. We feel that it will be an asset for the borough.' The approval allows the temple, which has used the building for the past 23 years, to increase its floor space from 1,277sq m to 2,898sq m. It will be 7.5m high at its tallest point."