Planning Authority approves application for bulk LPG tank in Victoria
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The Planning Authority has today approved an application for the installation of a bulk LPG storage tank just outside the Citadel, together with underground pipework for "eternal flames" at the war memorial in Independence Square, Victoria, Gozo.
Dr Charles Grech voted against the application. The Board included a condition that "the capacity of the LPG storage tank shall not exceed three thousand (3,000) litres." The site is at, It-Telgha tal-Belt, Triq Sir Adrian Dingli and through to Independence Square.
Dr Grech requested it minuted that he voted against, "due to the just concerns of the residents of the area and the objection of the Cathedral Chapter of Victoria and due to the increase in the carbon footprint, and also for safety concerns, where on special occasions the flames can still be lite using smaller gas storage."
Shadow Minister for Gozo, Dr Chris Said, in a comment on his facebook page condemned the decision "to put the gas tank in a residential area and close to a home for the elderly in Victoria."
He said that this permission was granted despite strong objections put forward by residents living around the area of the Citadel. Dr Said said that he had spoken several times in Parliament to voice these concerns.
"It is good that we honour our dead, but it is just as important that the authorities take account of the residents and their objections," said Dr Said.