Malta’s planning authority has called out “misinformation” that is spreading online about its recent actions to take down a rock garden built throughout the years by an elderly resident who had no permit.
The actions at Top of The World sparked huge criticism online, with many petitioning for the site to be left intact while others slammed the PA for being “strong with the weak and weak with the strong”.
The PA took to Facebook today to clarify that its actions will not affect two religious niches in the Top of the World Area, although it did not say whether these are covered by a permit.
“These structures were not even part of the complaint received,” the PA said, showing a photograph of a miniature Church and another niċċa of Our Lady.
The PA showed photos of cement columns that were built by Ronnie Gauci over the years and which have now been torn down by Gauci and his family, following orders by the authority.
A makeshift pond hewn in the garigue land which houses several goldfish has not yet been removed and it is unclear whether it is part of the enforcement action.
It seems several plants have been removed because they were invasive alien species that could have been detrimental to the ecosystem.
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