Business bodies concerned about type of development being carried out in Gozo

The Gozo Business Chamber and the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry have expressed their concern about the manner in which development is being carried out in Gozo.

In a joint statement, both bodies declared that there has to be a re-think on the present rate of what they described as “excessive development spurred on by existing policies”.

Both bodies called for design guidelines that respect the context of the villages and insisted that Gozo should serve as a testbed where policies can then be deployed on a national level.

They also complained that a number of houses which should be preserved are being demolished to be replaced by apartment blocks.

The chambers suggested that the property and construction industry should be incentivised to move towards sustainable development.