Over 4,000 objections to the proposed ITS project

A record number of over 4,000 objections to the proposed project on the ITS site has been submitted to the Planning Authority during the objection period that ends today. Whilst thousands of these objections were submitted online, Pembroke residents have also collected hundreds of hard-copy...

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[WATCH] Reasons for ITS Objection

Why are residents, local councils and NGOs opposing the project proposed by the db Group on the ITS site? Watch video clip . 

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Moviment Graffitti urges Planning Authority to stop choking Malta with Fuel Stations

Press Statement 17/05/18   Moviment Graffitti urges the Planning Authority not to approve more projects tied to shopping complexes, disguised as petrol stations that are not only unnecessary but are also built on ODZ land. Moviment Graffitti reiterates the point that...

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Protest Against ITS Development

On Wednesday May 16, we, residents of Pembroke, with the support of NGOs, came together to protest against db Group's proposal to build a 37 floor tower and a 19 storey resort hotel with 454 rooms and to reiterate our strong opposition to the monstrous project that, if approved, will...

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'Phantom tunnel' scepticism as Pembroke residents meet ITS site developers

Graffiti activist Andre Callus meanwhile insisted that the developers could not propose a traffic management assessment based on a “phantom tunnel”. There was no existing plan by anyone – neither the db Group, other developers, nor the government – for such tunnel, he added. “What will people...

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[WATCH] Pembroke Residents on Impact of ITS

Residenti ta’ Pembroke jitkellmu dwar il-proġett propost fuq is-sit tal-ITS:   “L-iżviluppaturi stess qed jikkalkulaw li se jkun hawn 7,500 KAROZZA IŻJED fit-toroq meta jkun tlesta dal-proġett!”   “Nindifnu ħajjin? Għax hekk ġejja fil-veru sens tal-kelma. Ma nistgħux...

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Protest in Pembroke – Do Not Bury Us Alive!

Residents in Pembroke are organising a protest titled ‘Do Not Bury Us Alive'  on Wednesdays 16th May. Pembroke, Swieqi and St. Julian’s are threatened by a proposed development on the ITS site that would effectively bury people alive under the long shadows cast by a gigantic 37-storey...

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'We'll stop other PA meetings if we have to' - Times Talk

Developers have "turned politicians into their puppets" and the only thing that can stop them from bulldozing over Malta's natural heritage is a critical mass of people willing to stand up and be counted, an up-and-coming environmental activist has warned.  Victoria...

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Objection to ITS development

Now is the time to make our voices heard! Pembroke, Swieqi and St. Julian’s are threatened by a proposed development on the ITS site that would effectively bury people alive under the long shadows cast by a gigantic 37-storey tower and a 19-storey resort hotel, unlimited commercialisation,...

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Mixed reactions to fuel stations policy proposal

Andre Callus, a spokesman for the NGO Moviment Graffitti, which recently organised a protest at the PA calling for applications to be suspended until the revision is complete, described the decision was “insane”. “If the pending applications are all approved, they will have approved all...

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Projects, politicians and protests - two perspectives

While a number of groups have become more vocal, public participation in events against the PA is still quite low. Is there enough public involvement with the PA? Can it be improved and if so, how? There isn't enough public involvement. The amount of approvals we read about in the papers...

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[WATCH] Developers don’t create pressure; they run the country

Watch video . Graffitti  activist Andre Callus […] said that the PA’s fuel service stations policy was clear. “The policy did not include that one can create a new petrol station; this was added after the consultation process following meetings with individuals. This was done on purpose...

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Viral video of PA protesters hints at broader development sprawl anger

People are fed up of the rich and powerful walking all over them and buying out governments. That, activists believe, is why  a video of them last week confronting the Planning Authority, as it discussed building a huge fuel pumping station on pristine land , captured the public...

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Do Not Bury Us Alive

Press Conference 07/04/18 Today, residents, the Pembroke and St. Julian's Local Councils and NGOs have come together to express their concerns at the project proposed by the db Group on the ITS site. After having carefully read the developer’s description and the Environment...

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[WATCH] Direct Action - Applications for ODZ fuel stations should not be processed until policy review

Watch video . Activists in Kamp Emerġenza Ambjent together with Moviment Graffitti are today carrying out a non-violent direct action during a PA Board meeting that is set to approve yet another mega fuel station and shops on ODZ land, this time in Luqa. We are demanding that...

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