Monday 13 July 2020

Local Council and NGOs welcome Planning Commission decision to recommend refusal for private jetty in Balluta Bay

The St. Julian’s Local Council and 11 NGOs welcome the Planning Commission’s decision to overturn the case officer’s recommendation regarding the private jetty in Balluta Bay from one of approval to one of refusal.

Several residents, the St. Julian’s Local Council and NGO representatives presented their objection to this Fortina/Captain Morgan proposal during the Planning Commission meeting yesterday They stated that the project runs counter to numerous planning policies and will have a deleterious impact on bathers and residents. They further commented that the application for a private jetty, forming part of a much larger network, was being filed in a piecemeal manner and that, contrary to what is being claimed, a private ferry for tourists does not constitute an alternative means of transport.

The Planning Commission accepted most of these objections and ordered the case officer to outline reasons for refusal of the application. The case will now be decided in a definitive manner on Tuesday 11th February.

Local Council: St. Julian’s

NGOs: Attard Residents Environment Network (AREN), Bicycle Advocacy Group, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, Futur Ambjent Wieħed, Isles of the Left, Moviment Graffitti, Nature Trust Malta, Ramblers’ Malta and The Archaeological Society Malta

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