The Turkish embassy has appointed a Maltese architect to formally object to the development of a petrol station and a car wash instead of a disused factory in the vicinity of the Turkish cemetery in Marsa.

The petrol station is being proposed by Cassar Fuel Service Station and will be constructed on 3,300 square metres of land where part of the disused Multigas factory already abuts on the cemetery.

Citing the prohibition in the present policy regulating the development of new petrol stations, which bans such developments within 50 metres' distance from listed or scheduled sites, architect John Attard has called on the Planning Authority to refuse the application.

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