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AD objects to new golf course application 1-7-2004

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  • Mark Causon
    Alternattiva Demokratika-The Green Party 10, Manwel Dimech street, Sliema. tel no : 21314040 http://www.alternattiva.org.mt Press Release 1-7-2004 AD objects
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2004
      Alternattiva Demokratika-The Green Party
      10, Manwel Dimech street, Sliema.
      tel no : 21314040

      Press Release 1-7-2004
      AD objects to new golf course application

      Alternattiva Demokratika-The Green Party is objecting to the new
      application (PA 2871/04) for a golf course in Verdala in which the site
      boundary is  the same as the previous one except for one field
      which has been excluded from the new application.

      "The same objections to the previous application apply to the new
      application. The new application will have the same negative impact on
      agriculture and the environment", observed AD's spokesperson Mark Causon.

      The Green Party's spokesperson for the environment Mark Causon has written
      to the Malta Environment and Planning Authority to register AD's
      objections to this application. In his letter to MEPA Mark Causon
      reiterated AD's strong objection to a golf course development in this

      "The site qualifies as an AEI and SSI and we encourage its scheduling
      -especially of maquis areas. Several of the recorded species are protected
      by various laws including LN 257 of 2003 as listed in Schedule IV and V
      protected flora and fauna. The land take that this development would
      involve is extremely large when compared to the countryside areas
      remaining in Malta and it would mostly entail the creation of a monotonous
      ecologically barren landscape with the potential risk of Seashore Paspalum
      becoming an invasive plant in surrounding areas (which include
      ecologically sensitive sites). Such a development would entail huge amount
      of water, pesticides and fertilisers which make it an unsustainable
      development considering our limited land and water resources".

      James Debono
      Public Relations Officer

      Stqarrija Stampa 1-7-2004
      AD toggezzjoni ghal applikazzjoni gdida ghall-izvilupp ta'golf course

      Alternattiva Demokratika-The Green Party qed toggezzjoni ghal
      applikazzjoni gdida  (PA 2871/04) ghal zvilupp ta' golf course fil-Verdala
      fl-istess post fejn saret applikazzjoni ohra mill-istess zviluppatur
      bl-unika differenza li din l-applikazzjoni ma tinkludiex ghalqa

      "L-istess oggezzjonijiet li kienu japplikaw ghall-ewwel applikazzjoni
      japplikaw ghal din l-applikazzjoni li ghandha l-istess impatt negattiv fuq
      l-agrikultura u l-ambjent", sostna l-Kelliem tal-AD Mark Causon.

      Il-Kelliem ghall-ambjent tal-AD Mark Causon kiteb lill-MEPA biex
      jissotometti l-oggezzjonijiet tal-AD ghall-applikazzjoni l-gdida. F'din
      l-ittra l-AD tenniet l-pozizzjoni taghha kontra l-izvilupp ta'golf course

      "Dan is-sit jikkwalifika bhala AEI u SSI. Ahna nheggu lill-MEPA biex
      tipproteggi dan is-sit u biex dan is-sit jigi skedat. Bosta speci li huma
      protetti bil-ligi fosthom LN 257 of 2003 jinsabu f'dan il-post. Dan
      l-izvilupp se jeqred id-diversita fl-ekologija tal-post u jista jwassal
      biex il-pjanta Seashore Paspalum tinvadi l-inhawi vicin il-post fejn
      jista' jsir dan l-izvilupp. Dan l-izvilupp jehtieg ammont insostenibli
      ta'ilma, pesticidji u fertilizzant. Fid-dawl tac-cokon ta'pajjizna u
      l-iskarsezza tar-rizorsi johrog car li dan m'hu xejn ghajr zvilupp

      James Debono
      Public Relations Officer

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