Cross party support in Europe

February 15, 2006 at 11:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
PRESS RELEASE

15th FEBRUARY 2006
The capaign to save the Rosia Tanks has now achieved cross party support in Europe.  Glyn Ford Labour MEP for Gibraltar has now also written to the Hon Peter Caruana QC, in support of saving the Water Tanks and moving the construction of affordable homes to another site.  The letter is quoted below in full:

“Dear Peter

Rosia Water Tanks

I am writing to you following an approach made by the Save the Rosia Tanks Campaign for me to make a last minute appeal to you to reconsider the planned demolition of the Rosia Water Tanks.

It is clear from the information I have received that the tanks are an important part of Gibraltar’s heritage providing Gibraltar with a fine example of late eighteenth century naval architecture with great historic significance. I absolutely support the need for affordable housing in Gibraltar but do not accept that this site is either the most appropriate or the only one available. Surely it would be feasible to find an alternative site to build 200 housing units or whatever number might be considered necessary to meet Gibraltar’s housing needs.

I urge you to use your authority to postpone the planned works and restart the process of development of the Water Tanks site with a new look at\n alternative locations for affordable housing. I do not believe it is in Gibraltar’s long term interests to develop this area for more housing and that all should be done to seek to persuade the Government to change its policy.
Glyn Ford MEP”
The South District Association once again appeals to the Chief Minister to reconsider his decision and halt the demolition.  This site can be preserved and developed sensitively and as all three MEPs for Gibraltar (Neil Parish Conservative MEP, Graham Watson Liberal MEP and Glynn Ford Labour MEP) have stated the \’affordable\’ homes earmarked for this site\n should be moved to and built on an alternative site.
SOUTH DISTRICT ASSOCIATION

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I urge you to use your authority to postpone the planned works and restart the process of development of the Water Tanks site with a new look at alternative locations for affordable housing. I do not believe it is in Gibraltar’s long term interests to develop this area for more housing and that all should be done to seek to persuade the Government to change its policy.

Glyn Ford MEP”

The South District Association once again appeals to the Chief Minister to reconsider his decision and halt the demolition.  This site can be preserved and developed sensitively and as all three MEPs for Gibraltar (Neil Parish Conservative MEP, Graham Watson Liberal MEP and Glynn Ford Labour MEP) have stated the ‘affordable’ homes earmarked for this site should be moved to and built on an alternative site.

SOUTH DISTRICT ASSOCIATION

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