London churches need space
Charismatic groups and Pentecostal churches in London, many of which have a majority of black and ethnic members, are complaining that restrictive planning regulations have left worshippers crammed into small and inadequate buildings. An estimated 350 London churches are said to want bigger premises.
BBC religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott said that one property consultant specialising in churches told how he was acting for 350 in varying degrees of desperation to move. The churches complain that planning regulations discriminate against places of worship.