Mistra Village

11 Jun

Mistra Village development paves way for destructive tunnel

Maltatoday, 11th June 2008, by James Debono The development of 900 new apartments in the former Mistra Village complex will increase the flow of cars through one of Malta’s tightest traffic bottlenecks, and make the development of a tunnel passing right through the protected Mizieb aquifer beneath l-Imbordin, inevitable. The controversial TEN-T Xemxija bypass may become a reality, as predicted by the...

09 Jun

North to get a monstrosity

Times of Malta, Monday 9th June 2008 Letter from Michael Adams, Mellieha I have read the awful news of the biggest and most recent mistake that Mepa has made. Whoever took the decision about Mistra Village in Xemxija must have a death wish for the north of the island as well as Malta as a whole. I have never thought much of Mepa...

08 Jun

Mepa defends itself over Mistra permit

Times of Malta, 8th June 2008 The Malta Environment and Planning Authority has defended its position after harsh criticism over the granting of an outline permit for the redevelopment of Mistra Village into apartment blocks. “Mepa took a responsible decision in approving a comprehensive plan to redevelop the former Mistra Village Complex. A specific policy in the approved Local Plan had established...

08 Jun

Mepa continuously damaging Malta’s historical heritage

Times of Malta, 8th June 2008 The outline permit granted for the ex-Mistra Village development in Xemxija was tangible proof that the Malta Environment and Planning Authority was continuously damaging Malta’s natural and historical heritage, Alternattiva Demokratika yesterday said. The project includes 868 residential units, despite the fact that over 53,000 dwellings were vacant, AD spokesman on sustainable development Carmel Cacopardo said...

08 Jun

A good time to bury bad news from Mepa, by Claire Bonello

Times of Malta, 8th June 2008 (extract) Last Thursday evening all eyes were glued to TV sets as viewers tried to figure out which contender in the Labour leadership race had garnered enough votes to head home with the crown. Online newspaper sites were buzzing as readers logged on for updates. The result of that contest is known to all and there...

08 Jun

Mistra boomerangs on PM’s green credentials

Malta Today, 8th June 2008, by James Debono After the Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando saga, Mistra has returned to haunt the Prime Minister’s green credentials this time with MEPA’s approval of an 11-storey project replacing Mistra Village… a few hours before backtracking on a...

06 Jun

Mistra development given outline permit

Times of Malta, 6th June 2008, by Fiona Galea Debono The outline development application for the redevelopment of Mistra Village was yesterday approved by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority board, giving rise to 868 residential units perched on the ridge in Xemxija. The units would be standing at a height of eight or 11 floors, depending on the road level. The project...

06 Jun

Mistra Mega-Project

Joint Press Release from Environmental NGOs re Mistra Mega-Project 6th June 2008 The environmental NGOs Birdlife Malta, Gaia Foundation, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, Light Pollution Awareness Group, NatureTrust (Malta) and Ramblers Association of Malta, today strongly criticized the MEPA decision to give the green light to Mistra mega-project and questioned the reason why this and similar permits...

06 Jun

Din l-Art Helwa condemns MEPA decision to approve Mistra Village redevelopment

6th June 2008 Din l-Art Helwa condemns MEPA decision to approve the application for the redevelopment of Mistra Village PA 05538/04  Against its own planning policies MEPA yesterday approved a massive 11 storey development on the Mistra ridge, which will dominate the northern coastal skyline.  The development proposes 868 new residential units and was approved without a proper...