Media Articles

09 Nov

Ramla petitions reopened, closed again as EPP requests proof appeal is ongoing

The Malta Independent on Sunday, 9th November 2008, by David Lindsay – An agreement was reached this week to reopen the petitions against the proposed tourist development at Ramla Bay, which were dropped by the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee under dubious circumstances last month. They were, however, closed again the next day following objections made by European Peoples Party representatives, who have...

02 Nov

Deception on Ramla Bay development exposed

The Malta Independent on Sunday, 2nd November 2008, by David Lindsay An audio recording and documents from the European Parliament Petitions Committee obtained by The Malta Independent on Sunday have revealed what appears to be a concerted pattern of deception over the controversial application to develop a tourist complex at the Ulysses Lodge site at Ramla Bay, Gozo. They also expose how...

26 Sep

From ‘nicest heap of stones’ to concrete jungle

Times of Malta, 26th September 2008 – Editorial News confirming that Malta is by far the most crowded country in the European Union adds to the frustration of those prone to feeling claustrophobic living in such restricted land space. This may explain why more and more people are travelling abroad nowadays. One consolation perhaps is that the island is very close...

12 Jul

Ramla l-Hamra appeal risks collapsing

Times of Malta, 12th July 2008, by Mark Micallef The appeal against Mepa’s decision to revoke the infamous permit for a tourism complex in Ramla l-Ħamra may be dealt a mortal blow even before it gets going properly if the board hearing the case accepts the authority’s plea to declare the process null. The process has technically started but the board has...

11 Jul

Government urged to acquire Ramla bay site

Time of Malta, 11th July 2008 Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar yesterday maintained that the only equitable solution in the Ramla Bay project is the government’s acquisition of the ODZ site in Gozo at a non-development value. “This is not unrealistic, especially considering the option of exchanging it for public land available within the development zones,” the NGO said. The Mepa Appeals Board meets...

07 Jul

Call for dismissal of Ulysses Lodge appeal

Times of Malta, 9th July 2008 The Xagħra local council has urged the Mepa Appeals Board meeting on Friday to dismiss the appeal concerning the proposed development at the former Ulysses Lodge site, in Ramla Bay “and preserve this site of unique touristic and natural value”. “The Ramla Bay and valley is a site of extraordinary beauty which must be enjoyed by...

18 May

Land clearing at Ulysses Lodge as appeal hearing nears

The Malta Independent on Sunday, 18 May 2008 – by David Lindsay  The would-be developers of the highly controversial Ulysses Lodge site, perched just above Gozo’s Ramla Bay, appear confident of a successful appeal hearing in July, with work clearing the site of shrubbery and trees ongoing this week.Last October, the Malta Environment and...

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...