Aylesbury Islamic teaching and prayer centre project cancelled

The disused Steeplechase pub in Taylor Road
The disused Steeplechase pub in Taylor Road

Plans for an Islamic education and prayer centre to replace an abandoned Aylesbury pub have been scrapped.

The Aylesbury Islamic Education Trust has withdrawn its planning application after it was unable to agree a deal to buy the former Steeplechase pub, which has stood empty for years.

When the plans were first submitted last November there were concerns about the impact on parking in the Taylor Road area where the site is.

But last week the applicants withdrew their plans and it seems an alternate use will have to be found for the site.