But things as they stand today are worse than before.”
Asked to say if she is against any form of high-rise buildings, Vella said she is against this development in local context. “High rises are not compatible with the Maltese context and we cannot compare Malta to places like Singapore. We cannot be in favour of projects where there is no infrastructure to sustain it.”
She said that she has no trust in the authorities.
“To have a master plan which will cost the Maltese taxpayer €300,000 without carrying out consultations before is wrong. What kind of master plan is this? This is just a plan to favour certain developers.
“We are not against every development. We are against uncontrolled development without the proper studies.
“Surveys are showing that the public recognises that the environment problems are growing. Fifty-five per cent of the population believe the environment is the most serious issue at the moment.”
Asked if she would be willing to join a political force, Mrs Vella said she would never do so.