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Building on Malta’s Heritage.

The Dock No 1 project to convert the Knights’ and British-period buildings ton accommodate apartments, shops and restaurants, is a unique opportunity to rehabilitate the depressed inner harbour area through a development project that includes both social benefits for the residents as well as the restoration of historical buildings......

Press Release issued on: 29/08/2007

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FAA Vindicad in its call for article 39A

The environment group Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar notes that the Save Ramla Committee has submitted proof to MEPA that the Outline Permit for the Ramla villas project was based on “false, misleading or incorrect” information supplied by the developers. Not only will the permitted development be encroaching on a public right......

Press Release issued on: 09/08/2007

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Second application creeps closer to Mgarr temples

With reference to MEPA explanation (Mepa explains permit for house near temples – The Times, 13 July), following FAA queries on developments inside and outside the building zone close to Ta Hagrat temples, Flimkien ghal Ambjent is far from reassured by the planning authority response. FAA asks Can the Superintendance of......

Press Release issued on: 16/07/2007

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Previous refusals on Ramla site: MEPA board should resign

Going on a lead which identified a 1995 MEPA refusal for permission to develop a single villa on the Ulysses Lodge site FAA has uncovered an even earlier, 1993 refusal on the Ramla hillside. This highlights a departure from policy in an evident U- turn by the MEPA Board. FAA co-ordinator Astrid Vella said “These verdicts contrast......

Press Release issued on: 13/07/2007

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Ta’ Ħaġrat

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar is extremely concerned about the fate of Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples Mġarr Malta. PA 1272/00 was submitted seven years ago for the demolition of an existing garage and construction of a terraced house with an underlying garage close to the temples. Due to the high archaeological sensitivity of the area......

Press Release issued on: 11/07/2007

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FAA’s Stand on the approval of Ramla l-Hamra permit

This threat of a boycott against Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) does not surprise us and nor will it silence us. Besides being illegal, undemocratic and therefore very unwise to implement, this threat is simply in line with MEPA’s present policy to silence its critics. This has already been done with the Valletta, Floriana,......

Press Release issued on: 11/06/2007

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Foresta 2000

Il-grupp Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar jikkundanna ‘l- vandalizmu fuq il-projett Foresta 2000. Dan il-projett huwa tal-Maltin kollha u ammonti sostanzjali tal-flus inġabru minn tfal ta’ l-iskola u voluntiera kif ukoll kumpaniji kbar. Dan ir-rikatt tal-awtorijitajiet u l-fatt li ammont ta’ nies armati bl-godda biex jeqirdu......

Press Release issued on: 14/05/2007

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Park approved on former Golf Course Site

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) expresses its great satisfaction that the land at Xaghra l-Hamra which had been earmarked for a golf course, has been handed over to Din l-Art Helwa and NatureTrust for development into a nature and heritage park. FAA Spokesperson Astrid Vella commented “This decision to scrap well-publicised......

Press Release issued on: 12/05/2007

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Draft Construction Site Environment Regulations

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar ( is pleased to note that the Ministry for the Environment and Rural Affairs has finally issued the draft construction site environment regulations for public consultation. These measures should be a significant step towards mitigating the effects of construction on neighbours......

Press Release issued on: 04/05/2007

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Further Violations of the EU’s Environment Regulations

When environment groups were summoned to the Ministry last month for their comments on amendments to Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations they were shocked by the proposals put forward. The new regulations suggested changes to the criteria by which projects should undergo assessment for environmental damage. It was......

Press Release issued on: 17/04/2007

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