Press Releases

Ramla l-Ħamra Appeal Refused

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) and the Gozitan NGO Save Ramla welcome the MEPA Appeals Tribunal’s refusal of the Appeal on the Ramla l-Hamra project to build a complex of 23 villas with pools on the slopes of the Ramla hillside. This project had originally been granted a permit by MEPA, but subsequent to a large......

Press Release issued on: 28/07/2011

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Clarification on Wardija broiler farm

  FAA clarifies its previous press release regarding the broiler unit at the Wardija Natura 2000 site. While MEPA permit PA5784/08 related to the erection of a manure clamp, cesspits and the sanctioning of a hut, the contested issue was the legality of the broiler unit itself. The applicants did not seek to sanction this......

Press Release issued on: 14/07/2011

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ODZ Still Under Threat

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar welcomes recent positive results at MEPA but asks how much longer MEPA and NGO resources are to be wasted processing abusive applications. MEPA’s EPC board has recently refused a permit to build a house at the mouth of the tal-Marga valley in Qala, Gozo. This development which was opposed......

Press Release issued on: 13/07/2011

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The impact of over-development on our health and economy

  The Impact of Over-Development on our Health and Economy Residents of many Maltese towns, especially Attard, Marsascala, Qawra Sliema, Swieqi and Xemxija, are finding that their once-peaceful neighbourhoods are turning into concrete jungles. The 2005 NSO census showed 53,000 vacant housing units. In spite of this glut,......

Press Release issued on: 02/07/2011

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Villa Bonici – Sliema

    Following MEPA’s publication of the proposal to convert Villa Bonici in Sliema into a home for the elderly, Sliema Residents Association, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, NatureTrust Malta and BirdLife Malta call on the authorities to schedule the entirety of the estate’s gardens. The NGOs welcome the developers’......

Press Release issued on: 28/05/2011

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Impressive Villa Bonici projects by architecture students

  Impressive Villa Bonici Projects by Architecture Students The Tony Mifsud Architecture Awards organised by the Sliema Local Council, the Architecture Department of the University of Malta, and Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar were presented on Friday 6th May 2011. This award aims at sensitising tomorrow’s architects to......

Press Release issued on: 06/05/2011

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Marsamxett Hotel Development

  Marsamxett Hotel Development Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar notes that MEPA has sent back a recent outline development application for the conversion of a property into a hotel on the Marsamxett waterfront by the Valletta Local Council due to incomplete and incorrect information. Moreover the site notice was affixed on......

Press Release issued on: 30/04/2011

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No consultation, no action on air pollution

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) is receiving regular reports that new traffic routes are being pushed through with no consideration for the needs of the local residents. Transport Malta and some Local Councils seem to believe that the Aarhus Convention, which stipulates that the public is to be consulted when decisions......

Press Release issued on: 23/04/2011

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Ramla update: Developers accomodated again

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar and Save Ramla Group, the two NGOs challenging the application to build 23 villas with pools are very dismayed that MEPA has granted the developers yet another chance to further their Appeal. The plans to build 23 villas with pools on the hillside sloping down to Ramla Bay had been approved......

Press Release issued on: 16/04/2011

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Ramla l-Ħamra bay still under threat

  Although the general public is under the impression that the Ramla l-Hamra in Gozo is no longer at risk of development, in fact, it is still under threat. The permit that had been granted in 2007 was subsequently rescinded on the grounds of incorrect information being provided by the developers. The rescinding took place......

Press Release issued on: 11/04/2011

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