Press Releases

NGOs Support the MEPA Board Initiative

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth (Malta) and the Ramblers Association welcome and support the positive step taken by the MEPA Board in issuing Circular 3/14. It comes as a breath of fresh air after years of wilful misinterpretation of MEPA policies by certain quarters for their own gain. In this instance......

Press Release issued on: 17/05/2014

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Efficiency in whose interest ?

FAA comments on Development in the Planning Field   I would like to share two quotes with you and ask that you to guess what country’s planning authority has set these principles.   “THE URBAN AREA SHALL BECOME AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND INTERACT. IT SHALL BE CLEAN, POLLUTION FREE, SAFE,......

Press Release issued on: 26/04/2014

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The Great Divorce : Efficiency for Whom?

  The latest two documents issued by the Ministry of Environment and MEPA have the politically-barbed titles “For an Efficient Planning System” and “Towards High Standards for the Environment.” They are intended to regularise the Great Divorce between Development and Planning and Environment, granting each component......

Press Release issued on: 15/04/2014

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Press Conference on Ta’ Ħagrat

  MALTESE HERITAGE IS UNDER THREAT from recent developments in the protection of our rich built heritage. Malta’s built heritage has until now been protected through scheduling, which identifies buildings which cannot be demolished or changed, and often safeguards them by creating a protective area known as a ‘buffer......

Press Release issued on: 15/04/2014

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NGOs Press Conference – 05/02/2014

  FLIMKIEN GHAL AMBJENT AHJAR – MEPA’s lack of Urban Planning   FAA is extremely concerned by the number of planning policy revisions that are being launched by MEPA in quick succession, namely the Policy and Design Guidance, Revision of the Local Plans, Development Zone Policy, Heights Adjustment Policy, Fireworks......

Press Release issued on: 05/02/2014

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Lack of MEPA Ethics Undermining Planning – 22/11/2013

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) condemns the granting of a permit for the massive and disproportionate project at Xemxija, considering that the tall buildings policy had specifically excluded this ridge where the buildings will dominate an iconic landscape. The design falls far short of what would be aesthetically......

Press Release issued on: 22/11/2013

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Launch of Cultural Heritage Website

    Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar launches Cultural Malta a new website focusing on Malta’s rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage   Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħajr has just launched a new web site, under the patronage of the Hon. Dr. Mario de Marco, Minister for Tourism, the......

Press Release issued on: 27/02/2013

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FAA On Environment Manifestos

 Sliema conurbation     Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) campaigns for the need for resident-friendly environmental policies and practices aimed at improving quality of life, achievable through balanced management of our environment and heritage assets. With this in mind, FAA has followed the various policy statements......

Press Release issued on: 24/01/2013

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Protection Of Heritage Property

Villino Chappelle development footprint: the scheduling of such properties is unfortunately being carried out in a piecemeal fashion, leaving these unique heritage gardens prey to development, a fact that was highlighted by the Appeals Tribunal in the Villino Chappelle case     Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar welcomes......

Press Release issued on: 28/12/2012

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Villa Mekrech, questionable scheduling orders, unauthorized destruction of trees and FAA rebuttal of MEPA statement

  MEPA SINKS TO NEW LOWS AT GHAXAQ  MEPA’s mission statement that its values “give evidence to the Authority’s integrity in all it does and says.” is belied by Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar’s findings on the Ghaxaq Villa Mekrech case. In 2005 MEPA’s Heritage Advisory Board called for the urgent scheduling (protection)......

Press Release issued on: 09/11/2012

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