Not a single tree will be affected by the proposed upgrade of the existing public garden on Mosta Road, Attard, the locality’s mayor Stefan Cordina told Lovin Malta.
Following reports of the upgrade yesterday, social media was filled with angry commenters who assumed that the trees would be facing the chop, despite no evidence showing so on the application.
The project will see the changing of the park’s surface (from concrete to concrete paving blocks), while a new child play area and a jogging track will be installed.
Speaking to the newsroom, Cordina decried the oft-to-quick-to-judge social media mob who latched onto the initial report with claims that the trees were going too be uprooted.
“Not a single tree will be touched,” Cordina said.
On the proposal itself, the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, who did not object to the application, noted that the site is within an archaeological buffer zone, and there may be a chance that cultural heritage is discovered.
The Attard Local Council is aware that the project’s design will be amended should anything of archaeological value be discovered.
The park is located right by a primary school.