Labour Councillors walked out of a St Julian’s council meeting when the PN led council proposed a motion to oppose a masterplan for the re-generation of Paceville.
The minority Labour councillors said they walked out in protest as they disagreed with the wording of the proposal which was then approved in their absence.
The final motion was therefore endorsed by mayor Guido Dalli, deputy mayor Albert Buttigieg, and PN councilors Clayton Luke Mula, Rita Dimech Portelli, Clayton Tanti Gregoracy and Edgar Montanaro.
The proposed plans would see Paceville become a more family friendly environment as well as boosting business in the area.
The PN led council argued that the project – which is expected to attract an extra 18,000 people to Paceville a day – will create traffic, infrastructure and waste management problems in St Julian’s and the surrounding areas.