Press Releases: 2011

NGOs support Nadur farmers in cemetery development saga

Nine NGOs – Nature Trust (Malta), Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar, the Malta Organic and Agriculture Movement, Moviment Ħarsien Ħondoq, Youth for the Environment, Grupp Universitarji Għawdxin, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Friends of the Earth (Malta) and Ramblers’ Association – have joined the Nadur farmers in support to halt cemetery......

Press Release issued on: 29/11/2011

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Ancient Gardens In Peril

  Palazzo Giannin and the garden at Three Churches Street, Balzan, have been granted permits in spite of being MEPA-designated Green Enclaves listed in their respective Local Plans which preclude the development of these sites. The initial refusals by the DCC boards were both overturned  by the Appeals Tribunal in spite......

Press Release issued on: 26/11/2011

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Luqa Housing Plans Deemed Irresponsible

  Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar highlights the fact that on Thursday 10th November 2011, the MEPA Board will again be discussing and taking a decision on the Housing Authority’s application for the building of 46 apartments and garages in a beautiful valley at Luqa.   The site, part of which was included in the 2006 Rationalisation......

Press Release issued on: 25/11/2011

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FAA Calls For Immediate Scheduling Of Heritage At Risk

  With less than 24 hours to go to the MEPA hearing for an application to build up a protected old garden in Balzan, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar has renewed its call to MEPA to issue scheduling or an Emergency Conservation Order on the gardens of the Casa del Gioco in Three Churches Street Balzan and Villino Giannin in......

Press Release issued on: 24/11/2011

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Hondoq Press Release

      In the face of an overwhelming outcry against the proposed Hondoq project to develop a large hotel and hundreds of real estate units around a yacht marina, the developers of Qala Creek have decided to drop the idea of the marina at Hondoq Bay, limiting themselves to a ‘swimming lagoon’.   The NGOs......

Press Release issued on: 31/10/2011

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Xewkija-Luqa ODZ

    It is easy for politicians to declare that “ODZ is ODZ” and promise to preserve our countryside when they know that much of it has already been handed over for development in the 2006 Rationalisation and Local Plans. Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar reports that this morning MEPA’s Environment and Planning Commission......

Press Release issued on: 12/10/2011

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Cittadella Masterplan – Heritage Management that is both Sensitive and Innovative

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar welcomes the MEPA Board’s approval of the permits for the Cittadella Masterplan and Visitors’ Centre, dealing with the restoration, upgrading and rehabilitation of Gozo’s unique citadel. The project’s holistic and sophisticated treatment of the whole area shows that a great......

Press Release issued on: 07/10/2011

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Mgarr Petrol Station – ENGOs Question MEPA’s Environmental Credibilty

  The eNGOs Ramblers Association, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Malta Organic Agriculture Movement and Friends of the Earth (Malta) are publicly calling for the immediate rescinding of the full development permit recently granted by the MEPA Board for the relocation of a petrol station from Mgarr square to a pristine Out......

Press Release issued on: 13/08/2011

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Petrol Station to be Approved in Mġarr Countryside

    Yet again the MEPA Board is being recommended to approve an application which will relieve one area of an eyesore and health hazard, and inflict it on an area marked as Out of Development Zone. The application to shift the existing pumping station away from Mgarr square is positive in principle, but the NGOs FAA,......

Press Release issued on: 09/08/2011

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NGOs Back MEPA EPD Refusal of Ħondoq Project

    Moviment Harsien Hondoq, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar and Ramblers Association of Malta welcome the MEPA Environment Protection Directorate (EPD) recommendation of a refusal of the Hondoq project application. The EPD report states that the Qala creek project to build a yacht marina, hotel and 283 villas, flats and......

Press Release issued on: 03/08/2011

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