Press Release 03.06.2015

Malti / English

Stqarrija Stampa 3 ta’ Ġunju, 2015

Il-Front Ħarsien ODZ favur il-paċi u l-kwiet f’ Ta’ Busbesija

Front Ħarsien ODZ qed toġġezzjona għall-iżvilupp ta’ ‘shooting range’ f’
l-inħawi ta’ Busbesija kemm minħabba l-fatt li dan hu żvilupp kbir barra
ż-żona tal-iżvilupp kif ukoll minħabba l-impatt negattiv fuq dar li tintuża
għall-irtiri.

Il- barracks li l-iżviluppaturi lesti biex jirristawraw jikkostitwixxu biss
10% tas-sit propost li se jkun jinkludi shooting ranges ta’ 300 metru, ta’
25 metru, ta’ 50 metru u diversi faċilitajiet oħra fosthom ‘paintball park’.

Front Ħarsien ODZ isejjaħ lil MEPA u lill-gvern biex fil-‘policy’ li tirregola
l-iżvilupp ta’ ‘shooting ranges’ li qed titfassal jiġi dikjarat b’mod ċar li
l-ebda ‘shooting range’ ma tista tiġi proposta hdejn skejjel, sptarijiet u
djar tal-anzjani u postijiet tal-irtiri.

Il-Front Ħarsien ODZ qed jesprimi t-tħassib tiegħu dwar rapporti li
l-iżviluppaturi beħsibhom jorganizzaw il-world cup tal-isparar f’post li
għandu jibqa’ kwiet u hieles minn żvilupp li jġib miegħu iktar traffiku u
storbju.

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Press Release 3rd June, 2015

Front Ħarsien ODZ for peace and quiet at Busbesija

Front Ħarsien ODZ is objecting to the development of a shooting range at
Busbesija both because of the scale of development being proposed in an
outside development zone and also because of the impact on a nearby retreat
house which has served the Maltese community for the past decades.

The barracks which the developers are promising to restore cover less than
10% of the area being devoted to the project, which is set to include a 300m
range adjacent to the barracks, a 25m range, a 50m range, an indoor range, a
dynamic range, trap and skeet ranges, an artillery battery and a paintball
park.

Front Ħarsien ODZ is calling on the government to exclude shooting ranges
located close to hospitals, schools, homes for the retired and retreat
houses in the new policy being proposed to regulate shooting ranges.

Front Ħarsien ODZ also expressed concern on reports that the shooting range
could attract events such as the Shooting World Cup which should never take
place in a pristine rural area which should be free of traffic and noise.

 

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