I have just sent this objection to the Planning Authority regarding the updated plans by DB group for its City Centre project (Info: https://www.pa.org.mt/en/pacasedetails?CaseType=PA/03807/17%20))
Attn Planning Authority
I am hereby objecting to DB Group's project on the ex-ITS site (PA 3807/17).
I endorse the objections being made by NGOs and Local Councils regarding violations of planning policies.
I am also hereby appealing to the Planning Authority to employ a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) process, which is in accordance with international standards for example those set by the International Association for Impact Assessment, which is accessible from this link:
socialimpactassessment.com/ documents/IAIA%202015% 20Social%20Impact% 20Assessment%20guidance% 20document.pdf
In this regard, please refer to my correspondence dated 31 May 2019 to the PA regarding SIAs. To date, I have not been informed of any policy update in this regard.
A copy of my correspondence can be obtained from this link:
Dr Michael Briguglio