Campaigns

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...

02 Apr

Din l-Art Helwa asks 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...

03 Mar

Low-cost airlines justify 1,000 new Mistra apartments, developers say

Maltatoday, 23rd March 2008, by James Debono The Environment Planning Statement for the proposed 1,000 new apartments and a 13-storey tower at the former Mistra Village claims that the advent of low-cost airlines has made it easier for foreigners to buy property in Malta. The project comprises 1,000 residential units, 4,500m of retail outlets, and 2,202 car park spaces in the...

06 Feb

Eight environmental NGOs condemn Dwejra Vandalism

Eight environmental NGOs Condemn Dwejra vandalism – 6th February 2008 The environmental NGOs Birdlife Malta, Din l-Art Helwa, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, Gaia Foundation, Light Pollution Awareness Group, Nature Trust (Malta) and Ramblers Association strongly condemn the vandal attacks recently held at Dwejra Heritage Park in Gozo where graffiti was sprayed on information boards and on...

31 Jan

DPA Amendments welcomed by civil society

31 January 2008 DPA Amendments Welcomed by Civil Society The environment NGOs Din l-Art Helwa, Flimkien għal-Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth (Malta), Gaia, Light Pollution Awareness Group, Nature Trust Malta and Ramblers Association of Malta welcome the decision taken by government to amend the Development Planning Act regulations and give a stronger voice to...

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...