Gżira Local Council will file an appeal on relocation of fuel station

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The Gżira Local Council will file an appeal on the decision for the relocation of a fuel station in the locality.

Mayor Conrad Borg Manche said in a statement that the vote was taken during a meeting held on Wednesday after the Environmental and Planning Review Tribunal turned down the Local Council’s appeal.

On Monday, the Central Regional Committee for local councils appealed to the authorities to reconsider the permit granted for a petrol station to be relocated at the Council of Europe Gardens in Gżira. It also appealed for common sense to prevail on this matter.

The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal confirmed the granting of the permit to relocate the service station located just opposite Manoel Island. The application for the relocation had been made in 1999, in light of a planned widening of the Strand.

An olive tree and two non-native she-oaks will have to be uprooted to make way for the new service station, whose footprint will be larger than the one it will replace.