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Pietà Seafront – The Beginning Of The End

In the midst of the electoral madness the Planning Authority will decide on an application that may herald the beginning of the end of Pietà’s historic seafront. On the 2nd of June, only a day before the election, the PA is set to give the go-ahead for the mutilation of a legally protected Grade 2 scheduled historic villa......

Press Release issued on: 26/05/2017

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FAA And Residents Call On PA To Stop The Beginning of the End Of Pembroke

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar together with a group of over 200 Pembroke residents are calling on the Planning Authority to refuse the recent barrage of applications for 5 to 6 storey developments set to alter and destroy the character and tranquility of Pembroke. The sudden surge of applications is no coincidence but a result......

Press Release issued on: 09/05/2017

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FAA and the Residents Call on PA to Stop the Beginning of the End of Pembroke

9th May 2017 FAA PR: FAA AND RESIDENTS CALL ON PA TO STOP THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF PEMBROKE Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar together with a group of over 200 Pembroke residents are calling on the Planning Authority to refuse the recent barrage of applications for 5 to 6 storey developments set to alter and destroy the character......

Press Release issued on: 09/05/2017

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FAA Proposals for Party Manifestos

FAA strongly believes that the time has come to recognise the Maltese people’s rights to access to an unpolluted environment, health and wellbeing. In view of this FAA is proposing the following measures: 1. Constitutionally entrenched protection of the environment. All citizens to be given right of action to sue Government......

Press Release issued on: 08/05/2017

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Planning Authority systematically ignoring policies in favour of heritage to make way for more development

The Planning Authority is set to approve the complete development of one of the last remaining unbuilt areas of Pieta to make way for more apartments. This rare pocket of agricultural land found on Triq Pietru Xuereb presently boasts a number of mature trees, including almond trees, prickly pears and Cyprus trees among others.......

Press Release issued on: 19/04/2017

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Real Measures in Favour of Better Public Health

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomes the proposal put forward by Dr Jose Herrera, Minister for the Environment, for Wied il-Għomor to be designated as a Public Domain site in order to safeguard it from further development. This valley that harbours a vibrant eco-system of local flora and fauna, acts as a natural lung......

Press Release issued on: 12/04/2017

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Fort Manoel – Not Dubai but Central Park

The MIDI Group have recently presented their latest plans for Manoel Island, which are a major departure from their 1999 proposals approved by MEPA, where the fort was to accommodate a fortress museum, an audio-visual visitor centre and exhibition gallery. The emphasis was to be on traditional crafts or art studio/workshops.......

Press Release issued on: 08/04/2017

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FAA Condemns PA’s Approval of the Development of the Last Remaining Green Lung of Luqa

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar is deeply disappointed by the Planning Authority’s decision to allow the development of the last remaining green lung in the densely built up centre of Luqa. The project was originally proposed as five large apartment blocks that would have obliged the GAP developers to undertake environmental......

Press Release issued on: 31/03/2017

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Unknown Individual Destroying Historic Barumbara in Mgarr

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar has been informed that parts of the stone fabric of the historic barumbara located in the heart of Mġarr have been removed over the course of several evenings by an unknown individual. This illegal activity taking place under the guise of the night sky has resulted in the forced collapse of the......

Press Release issued on: 30/03/2017

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A Web Of Deceit

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) denounces application PA 2610/15 to increase the height of apartment blocks at Marsalforn to 11-12 floors in a PA-blessed attempt to transform Marsalforn into a high-rise area. The FAR high rise policy clearly states that tall buildings go against Gozo’s character and should not even be......

Press Release issued on: 27/03/2017

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