Campaigns

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...

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...