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05 Oct

Dire need for buffer zones – Joanna Spiteri Staines

  The Sunday Times of Malta (September 29) carried a full page advert from the Planning Authority (PA) with an attractive image of a patinated timber louvered panelled door and the headline message: “Preserving our Heritage is not expensive: it’s Priceless”. Rather interesting to see the Planning Authority marketing itself as respecting Malta’s heritage. Truth be told, I personally know many...

14 Jul

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN AN ERASMUS HERITAGE EXPERIENCE:

Dear Members, we hope you are enjoying the summer.     We bring you news of a: UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN A ERASMUS HERITAGE EXPERIENCE: There are 2 places left for youths from 18 – 30 years to experience hands-on restoration, in Villognon, France. All travel and living costs paid. Interested persons to call Ghislaine Calleja on 79054271 or email : ghisycalleja@gmailcom Do spread the word and let your...

17 Jun

Thumbs down to proposed Floriana Observation Wheel

PRESS RELEASE Din l-Art Ħelwa gives a thumbs down to proposed Floriana Observation Wheel Planned to stand 45 metres high, and located off St Publius Street near the Granaries, the construction of an Observation ‘Wheel’ at Floriana has been found totally unacceptable to Din l-Art Ħelwa, National Trust of Malta.  The heritage NGO has made its objections known to the Planning Authority...

10 May

DIN L-ART ĦELWA LAMBASTS STATE IMPUNITY AT DESTRUCTION OF CHAPEL PARVIS

  The recent report on the bulldozing of the parvis of a 16th century Chapel between Luqa and Paola, and the subsequent assurances by Infrastructure Malta, are symptomatic of the cavalier attitude of state agencies towards our cultural heritage, says Din l-Art Helwa, adding that if this incident were the work of a private developer, the authorities would have rightly come down...

30 Apr

Din l-Art Helwa Press Release 27 April 2019

Din l-Art Helwa condemns the decision by the Planning Board to grant a permit to a new petrol station in Burmarrad.  This decision is especially objectionable since the government has already accepted that the fuel stations policy is flawed and requires revision. The government has however failed to provide a sound and timely policy review on the relocation of fuel stations...

29 Mar

Din l-Art Helwa supports protest outside Planning Authority

Press Release Din l-Art Helwa expresses its support for the aims of the direct action by Moviment Graffiti, who are currently camping outside the Planning Authority’s premises in Floriana. The protest rightly highlights the PA’s failure to amend the fuel service station policy. Din l-Art Helwa joins the protesters in slamming the Planning Authority’s utter incompetence, by having failed to provide a...