Updated: Going, going, almost gone

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The trees in Balzan Valley road, which government has promised will be replanted, are being removed. The ELC have, this morning, heavily pruned these magnificent trees in the early morning rush hour.

it is not yet clear if these works are covered by permit.

Planning requirements stipulate that at “…Class 3 Formation, laying out, alteration or improvement of roads by Government agencies, Local Councils and other entities appointed thereby
(i) Roads and pavements within a planning scheme
(ii) Widening, improvement or maintenance of existing roads
(iii) Improvement or alteration of junctions
(iv) Traffic lights
(v) Embellishment or enhancement of roundabouts, traffic islands and
centre strips”

Efforts to obtain information from the Planning Authority regarding the planning permission and ERA regarding the permit for the removal of the trees have so far proved futile. Residents of Balzan have also had a similar non-response.