A decision is due to be made on whether an application to build an $18m mosque in the West Midlands will be allowed. Dudley Council turned down the application to build the mosque in the town on the grounds the land had been designated for employment purposes. The town’s Muslim Association appealed to the government’s Planning Inspectorate which held an inquiry into the matter. The inspectorate is due to reveal its decision later. The council received hundreds of letters from residents opposing the mosque.