Members of a mosque have reiterated their concerns around their council’s flagship regeneration project, which could result in a loss of parking for worshippers.

Harrow Council plans to redevelop the ‘Poet’s Corner’ site, where the current civic centre and adjoining car park is situated.

This will provide 850 new homes for the area, as well as community facilities and office space.

But the mosque opposite – and several residents living near the site – met up last week to discuss the plans and the impact it will have on the surrounding area.

Mohammed Iftikhar, a trustee at the mosque, said the council “isn’t listening to the community” and he is worried that it will press ahead without thinking of others.

He urged those concerned to express their views either to the mosque or the Harrow Civic Residents’ Association.

At a council meeting in December, a spokesman for Harrow Central Mosque, said: “If things are not resolved, I fear there will be a big backlash from residents.

“Night worshippers will have to try and park on nearby streets, and our requests have been backed by local residents and businesses.”

He handed in a petition with some 2,000 signatures and was supported by Conservative councillor Stephen Greek, who said the council frequently overlooks parking when it comes to regeneration.

In its most recent consultation, the council explained that it has held talks with representatives from the mosque about the parking situation, particularly at peak times.

And Cllr Keith Ferry, responsible for planning and regeneration at Harrow Council, pointed out that the authority is encouraging people to think about sustainable travel.

He suggested that worshippers consider other methods of reaching the mosque, such as using public transport or car-sharing.