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Objectors to a new hop-on-hop-off ferry service at Balluta Bay have promised to pursue with legal action to stop the project. The group which is being led by Moviment Graffitti, is composed of 87 individuals, St Julian's Local Council and NGOs.
The service, which will operate between Sliema Ferries, St Julian’s, Bugibba and Comino, will initially pick up passengers from St Julian’s up to eight times a day.
Political activist Arnold Cassola has slammed the Environment and Resource Authority for having “the cheek not only to say that they are comfortable with the nature permit in Balluta Bay, but also to accuse objectors of using the permit to attack the Zammit Tabona jetty plans”.
"This eating up of our public spaces is unacceptable and needs to be stopped. Ferry transport should not be allowed in bathing areas in close proximity of swimmers, and the public should not be relegated to bathing in little swimming pens," Moviment Graffitti said.
San Giljan ASC has aligned with the developers who are proposing a jetty in Balluta Bay. The Waterpolo club condemned the stand taken by NGOs and St Julian’s Local Council against the application for a temporary and removable jetty adjacent to the Waterpolo pitch in Balluta Bay. The project involves the building of a private jetty that will serve as a hop-on-hop-off tourist service run by the Fortina Hotel owners.
11 NGOs and the St. Julian’s Local Council are calling on the general public to attend the Planning Authority sitting on the 3rd of February to show their concerns on the application for a private jetty in Balluta Bay. The sitting will be held at 9.30 am.
Balluta Bay is under threat, local councils and NGOs warned in a press conference on Saturday morning.A...
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