Campaigns

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...

05 Jun

Mellieha residents concerned over Mepa approval of Xemxija Hill project

Malta Independent, 5th June 2008 Ta’ Masrija Action Group yesterday expressed concern at the decision by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority to grant an outline development permit which allows the use of the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) principle on a high ridge such as Xemxija Hill.The group said such a development will create traffic flow issues on an already congested...

18 May

Land clearing at Ulysses Lodge as appeal hearing nears

The Malta Independent on Sunday, 18 May 2008 – by David Lindsay  The would-be developers of the highly controversial Ulysses Lodge site, perched just above Gozo’s Ramla Bay, appear confident of a successful appeal hearing in July, with work clearing the site of shrubbery and trees ongoing this week.Last October, the Malta Environment and...

13 Apr

Ulysses Lodge, Ta Cenc appeals slated for 27 June

The Malta Independent on Sunday 13 April 2008, by David Lindsay – Appeals from the developers of two of the most controversial proposed developments in Gozo, if not the country – Ta’ Cenc and the Ulysses Lodge – are to be heard by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority appeals board on the same day, 27 June. Although recommendations to refuse...

13 Apr

Ulysses Lodge, Ta Cenc appeals slated for 27 June

The Malta Independent on Sunday 13 April 2008, by David Lindsay – Appeals from the developers of two of the most controversial proposed developments in Gozo, if not the country – Ta’ Cenc and the Ulysses Lodge – are to be heard by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority appeals board on the same day, 27 June.Although recommendations to refuse...

09 Apr

Malta under added pressure to protect Ta Cenc

Times of Malta, 9 April 2008, by Ivan Camilleri – Brussels is increasing the pressure on the government to give more protection to substantial areas in the Ta’ Ċenċ plateau and not only to the cliffs there. Following the approval last week by the European Commission of Malta’s list...

04 Apr

Mistra area included in EU protected sites list

Times of Malta, 4 April 2008, by Ivan Camilleri The Mistra area, including the bay and the valley, has been included in the list of EU protected sites approved by the European Commission last week. This means the whole area will have to be protected by Mepa according to strict EU directives and any activities there must be sustainable and in harmony...

04 Apr

Ramblers object to Mistra Heights Development

www.di-ve.com 4 April 2008, by Chris Galea The Ramblers’ Association of Malta (RAM) has voiced its objections over the proposed high rise complex on Xemxija ridge on the site formerly occupied by the Mistra Village.   The application filed by the developer proposes to build around 1,000 new apartments in four massive blocks, ranging from 6 to 16 storeys and reaching...

02 Apr

Din l-Art Helwa requests MEPA Auditor to investigate Mistra Village Report

2nd April 2008 This morning Din l-Art Helwa requested the MEPA Auditor, Mr Joseph Falzon, to review the contents of the DPA Report drawn up by the MEPA Planning Directorate for planning application 05538/04. This application proposes the redevelopment of the site known as ‘Mistra Village’ in Xemxija, St Paul’s Bay. In particular, the Auditor...