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Petrol station and cafeteria proposed on agricultural land

Agricultural land along Triq Sir Temi Zammit, between Mosta and Mgarr is being earmarked by the Halmann Vellsix Group for the development of a petrol station, car wash and cafeteria

James Debono
8 September 2017, 8:00am
The Halmann Vellsix Group owned by Nazzareno Vella is earmarking agricultural land along Triq Sir Temi Zammit between Mosta and Mgarr for the development of a petrol station.

The site, located opposite the Valle Verde farm outlet and a short distance from a quarry on the same side of the road, is being earmarked for the development of a huge fuel station, auto parts shop, car wash and cafeteria over a 6,793m2 site.

Location of agricultural land
Location of agricultural land
The proposed cafeteria will include a kitchen and a dining area.

The application does not foresee the relocation of an existing petrol station and is located outside the development zone. The approved policy on petrol stations only allows new petrol stations within, opposite or adjacent to designated industrial areas and Areas of Containment. In this case the petrol station is located opposite a land location designated for the construction of “hydroponic systems for the growing of plants” and “pesticide stores”. 

A previous application presented by Vella to develop a petrol station on the same site was refused in 2009.

James Debono is MaltaToday's chief reporter on environment, planning and land use issues, ...
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