George Camilleri

This author George Camilleri has created 987 entries.

17 Nov

Ta’ Cenc press release 17 Nov 2007

17 November 2007 – In a joint statement, the non-governmental organisations Din l-Art Helwa, the Gaia Foundation, Birdlife Malta, Nature Trust, the Ramblers Association and Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, together welcomed the report in the Sunday Times of Malta of 11th November, which stated that the proposed development at Ta’ Cenc in Gozo is to be recommended for refusal by the...

11 Nov

Ta Cenc Project Set for Rejection

Times of Malta 11th November 2007 by Mark Micallef – The Malta Environment and Planning Authority’s planning directorate is recommending that the controversial proposal to build an extensive tourism complex at Ta’ Cenc be rejected – which would make it the second major development proposalin Gozo to get the thumbs down in a matter of weeks. A report seen the The Sunday...

09 Nov

Protection of the Cultural Landscape at Ta Cenc

Din l-Art Helwa and the Archaeological Society Malta Call for Protection of the Cultural Landscape at Ta’ Cenc   9th November 2007 – The NGOs Din l-Art Helwa and the Archaeological Society Malta together call on the Malta Environment and Planning Authority to protect the area...

01 Nov

DLH & Gaia welcome Mepa decision to revoke Ulysses Lodge permits

November 2007  The two environmental NGOs that had submitted an appeal against the Mepa board’s decision to grant a full development permit at the Ulysses Lodge site on the outskirts of Ramla Bay, Gozo, have welcomed the board’s decision to apply Article 39A of the Development Planning Act and revoke both that decision as well as the outline development permit issued...

18 Oct

Appeal against permit for large petrol station at Buqana l/o Rabat

Din l-Art Helwa and the Gaia Foundation submit appeal against permit granted for large petrol station at Buqana, l/o Rabat 18th October 2007 – The NGOs Din l-Art Helwa and the Gaia Foundation have submitted an appeal against the permit recently granted to build a petrol station at Buqana, l/o Rabat...

14 Sep

‘Planningspeak’ by Rudolf Ragonesi

14th September 2007 Newspeak was coined by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four to refer to the redefinition of words that would help the regime suppress opposition and freedom of speech. Orwell understood that the manipulation of language can be a key to control. Some developers today have become a very powerful force to reckon with, and some are quick...

30 Aug

‘Development at Ta’ Cenc’ by Martin Galea

There are 15 persons who are appointed to sit on the board of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority. They are chosen for their skill, outlook intelligence and integrity to look after the most controversial subject in this country – planning and environment. Mepas mission statement places looking after our natural and historical heritage at the...

26 Aug

Development of golf course ‘a big risk’

The Malta Independent on Sunday, 26 August 2007, by Francesca Vella – Earlier this week teh developers of the proposed project at Ta Cenc publicly announced that they had not excluded the possibility of using part of the land to build Gozo’s first golf course, but acknowledged that this would be “a big risk and would require the support of a...

25 Aug

Development Pressures within Protected Archaeological Buffer Zones

Din l-Art Helwa calls on the Malta Environment and Planning Authority to exercise the highest level of prudence when considering planning applications within the designated buffer zones of archaeological sites of international importance in Malta and Gozo. Din l-Art Helwa is concerned about 2 applications for new development presently under consideration by Mepa, that fall within scheduled archaeological areas. Application PA 7946/05...