In its annual report, the Superintendence also revealed that during its inspections of the area extending from the entire Ta’ Cenc plateau towards the valley and the bay of Mgarr ix-Xini, several previously unknown archaeological features were discovered.
In October 2006 MaltaToday had already revealed that the superintendence wrote to MEPA expressing concern on the impact of the proposed Ta’ Cenc development on the area overlooking Xewkija.
In November 2007 MaltaToday revealed that MEPA’s own internal heritage watchdog was objecting to the demolition of the barracks and to the development of a five-storey hotel and a seven-storey building on the already over-built Chambray site.
The superintendence also objects to the proposed demolition of World War II structures at San Niklaw in Siggiewi, which are set to be replaced by a cattle breeding complex. “The San Niklaw strip is the best preserved example of a World War II military airstrip in the Maltese island,” the report says.