Watch: AUM extension application refused by PA

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Planning Authority (PA) has unanimously refused the application for the extension of the AUM Campus in Cospicua.

The board has refused the application because the extension would endanger the cultural heritage of the surroundings.

Perit Edwin Mintoff said that he did not present new plans for the site in question. He said that both the PA and the public have to understand that the current plans conform to the laws of 2005.

The extension proposal included an administrative building between the structures put up by the British and the Knights of Malta on Triq 31 tá Marzu in Senglea and a dormitory in the current parking situated in Triq San Pawl in Cospicua.

Partit Laburista MP Clayton Bartolo stressed that an approved proved will leave a negative visual impact on Fort Saint Michael.

From their end, Flimkien għall-Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomed the PA’s decision as it safeguards the Cottonera heritage. They also thanked all those that supported the cause.

Tuna Artna Lura/Action: Give us back our land said that his was a situation where David won over Goliath. They explained that war is not over even though the battle has been won. The pressure group also thanked all those that showed support.

Taking over his Facebook page, Glenn Bedingfield said that the decision taken by the PA showed that the voice of the people counts.He added that he welcomes with satisfaction the fact that the Cottonera residents will keep enjoying open spaces.