This morning Din l-Art Helwa filed an appeal to the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal, on the controversial permit for the ‘Town Square’ project at Tigne in Sliema. This permit was granted by the Planning Authority on 4th August 2016.

Din l-Art Helwa believes that this over-sized development will have a devastating effect on our landscape and on the daily lives of many people. The Planning Authority has ignored the concerns of the public. This is unacceptable, especially for such massive projects with huge and permanent damage to us all.

The Town Square skyscraper will be a giant 38 storeys, sandwiched between existing homes and shops. People who visit, work or live in the area will face terrible traffic and parking problems, and neighbours will be deprived of sunlight. Its promoters have ignored or downplayed the difficulties and inconvenience that the project will cause for the entire Sliema community.

Din l-Art Helwa’s appeal is supported by Nature Trust Malta and the Malta Archaeological Society.

The organisation is being assisted on this case by lawyers Dr Cedric Mifsud, Dr Malcolm Mifsud and Dr Catherine Mifsud.

29 September 2016