Three eNGOs in joint ap­peal against Mriehel high rise devel­op­ment

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

ENGOs Flimkien għal Am­b­jent Aħ­jar, Friends of the Earth Malta and Ram­blers As­so­ci­a­tion Malta yes­ter­day joined forces and filed a joint ap­peal against the grant­ing of per­mis­sion for four high rise tow­ers in Mriehel.

The ap­pel­lant eNGOs re­it­er­ate their firm con­vic­tion that the Mriehel lo­cal­ity was in­cluded as a lo­ca­tion suit­able for high-rise by the Govern­ment by stealth, af­ter the public con­sul­ta­tion was over, a joint state­ment said. Through this the public were de­nied their right of ad­e­quate con­sul­ta­tion and rep­re­sen­ta­tion on a mega con­struc­tion project which is set to have an ir­re­versible neg­a­tive im­pact on our col­lec­tive en­vi­ron­ment.

More­over the eNGOs in­sisted that the pha­lanx of high rise tow­ers will neg­a­tively af­fect the his­toric views be­tween Md­ina to Val­letta, ru­in­ing our iconic sky­line for­ever, and main­tain that the tower’s vis­ual im­pact on these vis­tas was in­aptly as­sessed by the PA due to the in­ad­e­quacy of the photo-mon­tages sub­mit­ted by the ap­pli­cant.

The eNGOs said they will “not al­low this in­fringe­ment of the public’s fun­da­men­tal rights to con­tinue, whilst oth­ers profit off the de­struc­tion of our col­lec­tive nat­u­ral and built en­vi­ron­ment”.

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