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27 Aug

NGOs call on Mepa to publish Ta Cenc plans

Times of Malta, 27th August 2008 – Eight environmental NGOs have called on Mepa to publish online the fresh plans submitted for the extension of the Ta’ Ċenċ Hotel in Gozo. BirdLife Malta, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, the Gaia Foundation, Light Pollution Awareness Group, Nature Trust and the Ramblers Association called on the authority...

10 Aug

Alternattiva applauds moves to protect Ta Cenc

Sunday Times of Malta, 10 August 2008 Alternattiva Demokratika has welcomed the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage’s suggestion to schedule the entire Ta’ Ċenċ area but insisted that talks need to be backed up by targeted funding. AD Gozo spokesman Victor Galea said: “The government should put the money where it is needed: a general clean-up of these yet undiscovered archaeological sites...

30 Jun

Ta Cenc plans should be made public – Birdlife

Times of Malta, 30th June 2008 BirdLife Malta yesterday slammed developer Victor Borg for hiding his new plans for the development of the ecologically sensitive Ta’ Ċenċ area from the Maltese public. Mr Borg, together with officials from Mepa, met the European Commission last May following a request made by Mr Borg’s company to discuss fresh plans for Ta’ Ċenċ. However, when asked...

29 Jun

New Ta Cenc development plans handed to Brussels officials – developers silent over details

Times of Malta, 29th June 2008, by Ivan Camilleri Fresh development plans for the ecologically-sensitive area of Ta’ Ċenċ were handed to EU officials for evaluation during a recent meeting in Brussels between the developers and European Commission, The Sunday Times has learnt. The proposed project includes the development of villas and farmhouses as well as the creation of a heritage park,...

22 Jun

Heritage superintendent calls for total ban on Ta’ Cenc development

Maltatoday, Sunday 22nd June 2008, by James Debono The Superintendence for Cultural Heritage has called on MEPA to schedule the entire Ta’ Cenc area, a measure which would preclude any development in this sensitive stretch of land, including the proposed 36 villas at Tal-Gruwa, and 38 villas at Mgarr ix-Xini. For its part, government has already made it clear that any further...

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...

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...