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A halal meat plant planned for a site beside a prominent Sikh temple in Bradford is being fiercely opposed by worshippers, who feel it disrespects their religious beliefs.

Food firm Pakeezah wants to convert a disused car repair workshop in Percival Street into a modern wholesale meat plant and its proposal is being recommended for approval at Tuesday's Area Planning Panel.

But Bradford's Sikh community fears the redevelopment could mean the smell of meat wafting into the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara building, which fronts onto Leeds Road.


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