News

05 Jul 2024

Unprecedented Residents’ Action

Din l-Art Ħelwa commends the unprecedented action taken by the seven resident associations calling for a comprehensive review of the outdated Local Plans.  The Planning Authority has long lost sight of its vision to make Malta and Gozo a more pleasant and desirable place to live in. The Planning Authority no longer acts on behalf of the community to provide a...

24 Jun 2024

DLĦ RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S PATRONAGE

Din l-Art Ħelwa, Malta’s national trust, has been honoured to receive the patronage of the President of the Republic of Malta, H.E. Myriam Spiteri Debono, creating an unbroken tradition that started decades ago. When DLĦ was founded in 1965, then Governor-General of Malta H.E. Sir Maurice Dorman accepted to become its patron. He was followed in 1971 by Sir Anthony Mamo, who was the last Governor-General and remained the DLĦ patron when...

21 Jun 2024

FESTA ROCS

Din l-Art Ħelwa is dismayed that permission was granted for the FESTA ROCS event around Triton Fountain, which devalues the historic context of the site and the entrance to our capital city, a World Heritage Centre. This is just the latest example of how exploitation of a public space is spiralling out of control without any policy or guidelines –...

21 Jun 2024

Organisations call on Prime Minister to change rotten planning appeals system

Joint Press Statement 21.06.2024 [MT version and picture below]   Organisations call on Prime Minister to change rotten planning appeals system   No sign of promised reform as planning increasingly becoming a developers’ fiefdom   14 organisations are denouncing the failure to reform the law regulating planning appeals, something which was promised by the Prime Minister in May last year, but never...

11 Jun 2024

WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD!

WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD!   The Planning Authority is proposing a policy amendment that if implemented will enable the construction of taller, denser apartment blocks across several towns and villages in Malta and Gozo. The increase in the number of residents will lead to further crowding and congestion as well as contribute to an increased strain on infrastructure in several...

06 Jun 2024

DLĦ warns that PA policy amendment would increase crowding and congestion

PRESS RELEASE  6TH June, 2024 DLĦ warns that PA policy amendment would increase crowding and congestion Changes mean additional floors could be permitted Din l-Art Ħelwa is appealing to the public to object to a Planning Authority policy proposal which would transform our villages by facilitating the construction of additional floors – beyond those specified in the Local Plans. Eclipsed by election fever and discussions...

23 May 2024

DIN L-ART ĦELWA TO SAVE MEDIEVAL CHAPEL OF SANĊIR

 PRESS RELEASE DIN L-ART ĦELWA TO SAVE MEDIEVAL CHAPEL OF SANĊIR Din l-Art Ħelwa has been given the guardianship of the medieval chapel of San Mikiel is-Sanċir, also known as San Ċir, by the Government of Malta by virtue of an agreement signed with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage.   The chapel of Sanċir  is located in the limits of Rabat below Mtarfa  and...

19 Apr 2024

DIN L-ART ĦELWA LAUNCHES 25TH EDITION OF BIR MIFTUĦ INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

  Din L-Art Ħelwa has launched the 25th edition of the Bir Miftuħ International Music Festival, once again bringing together a stunning line-up of performers for lovers of classical music. The concerts are held at the charming medieval church of Santa Marija ta’ Bir Miftuђ, located outside the Malta International Airport near the roundabout to Gudja. This year’s concerts will be as follows: May...