Mistra Village

27 Jun

The art in architecture

(see comments on Mistra Village development below) Times of Malta, 27th June 2008, by Fiona Galea Debono  Architect and artist Richard England is putting up an exhibition of just over 100 exhibits, in collaboration with photographer Patrick Fenech, at the Tourism Ministry in Valletta as part of the Malta Arts Festival. Architect as Artist includes paintings, drawings and architectural designs, both completed and...

25 Jun

Decisions should be fair not popular, by Bjorn Bonello

Times of Malta, 25th June 2008 Alas, Mepa seems to insist in exhibiting its weakness to handle pressure and “graced” us with another embarrassing press release. The one issued following the approval of the Mistra Village redevelopment is another in a series of press releases that all those who dedicated a significant part of their lives studying and practising planning...

23 Jun

Residents object to Xemxija development

Di-ve.com, 23rd June 2008, by Chris Galea The Ta’ Masrija Action Group have joined the chorus of objectors who are voicing their concern over MEPA’s approval of the outline development permit for a high construction on Xemxija Hill, on the site formerly occupied by the Mistra Village. The residents of Ta’ Masrija in Mellieha said they believe that such a development...

22 Jun

Mistra high-rise project ‘violates key Mepa, EU and sustainability policies’

The Malta Independent on Sunday, 22nd June 2008 Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), in a statement, welcomed the appointment of a new Mepa chairman and hoped that the speedy implementation of Mepa reform will enable the new chairman to ensure a level playing field for both developers and residents, consistency in decisions and sustainable planning for Malta’s future needs.It says it...

22 Jun

Xemxija traffic hell, by George Camilleri

The Sunday Times of Malta, 22nd June 2008 The approval of the Mistra Village redevelopment has confirmed many voters’ fears that the much publicised Mepa reform is never really going to happen. Besides the many other serious issues that plague this project, we shall be facing acute traffic problems at Xemxija for many years to come thanks to this redevelopment. The developer estimates...

21 Jun

Timing of Mistra high-rise decision questioned

Times of Malta, 21st June 2008 Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) has welcomed the appointment of a new Mepa chairman saying it hoped that the speedy implementation of Mepa reform will enable him to ensure a level playing field for both developers and residents, consistency in decisions and sustainable planning for Malta’s future needs. However, the environmental lobby group failed to understand...

16 Jun

Eleven storeys at Mistra, by Petra Bianchi

Times of Malta, 16th June 2008 Sustainable development is on the government’s drawing board. In short, objectives for economic progress are to take environmental concerns into account and vice versa. A balance between the two is to be achieved. Construction is one economic sector that often has a negative impact on the environment. Malta’s small size and population density compound this problem....