Portomaso: AD urges MEPA to refuse extension

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party urged MEPA to refuse the proposed extenstion of Portomaso. MEPA has a public meeting on the development tomorrow, Wednesday, 3pm at St Julian’s School.

Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said: “Residents at Qaliet and Paceville in St Julians have been undergoing constant stress and discomfort due to overdevelopment in the area. The area is already overdeveloped especially due to the Portomaso development, which has been developed in excess of its original approval in 1995. The developers are now proposing an extra 46 apartments on an artificial lagoon between Spinola road, the edge of the marina and the foreshore. This totally disregards the Environment Impact Assessment of the project which had called for protection of the area in question. The developers were responsible for the conservation of the two species (Wedgefoot Grass and Maltese Sea Camomile), one of which has already disappeared”.

Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer, AD Deputy Chairperson and St Julians Local Council Candidate, said: “AD therefore appeals to MEPA to give priority to the quality of life of residents and to environmental protection by refusing the proposed development”.

Portomaso: AD theggeg lill-MEPA biex tirrifjuta estenzjoni

Alternattiva Demokratika hegget lill-MEPA biex tirrifjuta l-estenzjoni proposta ta’ Portomaso. Ghada, l-Erbgha, il-MEPA ghandha laqgha pubblika dwar l-izvilupp, fit-3pm fl-iskola ta’ San Giljan.

Michael Briguglio, Chairperson ta’ l-AD, qal: “Ir-residenti tal-Qaliet u Paceville f’San Glijan ghaddew minn stress kontinwu u skumdita` minhabba l-izvilupp zejjed f’din iz-zona.  Din iz-zona hija diga` zviluppata zzejjed specjalment peremezz ta’ l-izvilupp ta’ Portomaso li gie zviluppat izjed mill-approvazzjoni fl-1995.  L-izviluppaturi issa qed jipproponu 46 appartament ohra fuq laguna artificcjali bejn Triq Spinola, it-tarf tal-marina, u x-xatt.  Dan il-pjan jinjora kompletament l-Environment Impact Assessment tal-progett, li kien sejjah ghall-protezzjoni taz-zona.  L-izviluppaturi kienu responsabbli ghall-konservazzjoni taz-zewg speci li kienu jinstabu hemm (wedgefoot grass u l-bebuna tal-bahar), u wiehed minnhom diga` sparixxa.

Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer, Deputata Chairperson u Kanidata ghall-Kunsill Lokali ta’ San Giljan qalet: “Ghalekk, AD tappella lill-MEPA biex taghti priorita’ lill-kwalita’ tal-hajja tar-residenti u lill-protezzjoni ta’ l-ambjent, billi tirrifjuta l-izvilupp propost”.