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22 Jul

FIGHTING FLAWED POLICIES

  Legal Challenge to Planning regulation Annex 2 formally filed in the Courts of Malta by the Coalition for Gozo Building development in Malta is governed by a set of planning policies which at the highest level are approved by Parliament and at other subsidiary levels are simply subject to Ministerial approval. Among the major policies governing development are the Local Plans...

03 Jul

Wrong premise and disregard for court judgements blights Planning Authority’s decision on Joseph Portelli’s pool

 The Planning Commission’s rationale for approving a contentious swimming pool in Xaghra to be based on an apparently false or wrong premise. The photo motages below show the planned swimming pool. See this related video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhsJV05NYEI  This is a detailed technical article on the matter https://victorborg.com/wrong-premise-arbitrary-la-disregard-court-planning-decision-gozo-ridge     ...

02 Jun

DLĦ WINNERS ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AWARDS

DIN L-ART ĦELWA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AWARDS The XVI edition of the Din l-Art Ħelwa Awards for Architectural Heritage came to its fitting conclusion with the presentation ceremony held at Our Lady of Victory Church, Valletta. The Awards are held each year and highlight excellence in the field of restoration and regeneration of built heritage.  Din l-Art Ħelwa Executive...

24 May

LAUNCH OF ‘SCIUTO TOWER AND WALKS IN QRENDI’ PUBLICATION

‘Sciuto Tower and Walks in Qrendi’ is a new publication published by Din l-Art Ħelwa in collaboration with the Qrendi Local Council thanks to funding from the Gal Xlokk Local Action Group through its Rural Development Programme for Malta. The tower has been recently restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa with the support of the Malta Airport Foundation.  The book, written by...

18 Apr

INTO PLACES

    DIN L-ART ĦELWA LAUNCHES ‘INTO PLACES’ RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIP SCHEME On the occasion of World Heritage Day, 18 April, Din l-Art Ħelwa will join the International National Trusts Organisation to launch a world-wide reciprocal visiting scheme. Under this scheme, 32 National Trusts in 24 countries will...