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23 Jan

NGOs slam Hili group for misleading the public about Comino plans.

Environmental organisations are requesting that Hili Ventures be transparent with the public about the plan for a new Hotel and Bungalows complex on Comino. NGOs are urging the public to object to the monstrous plan for Comino that will see irreparable damage to the natural environment and the “urbanisation by stealth” of Santa Marija Bay. Hili Ventures has issued a factsheet...

13 Jan

OBJECT TO MONSTROUS “COMINO VILLAGE” DEVELOPMENT

      ORGANISATIONS CALL ON PUBLIC TO OBJECT TO MONSTROUS “COMINO VILLAGE” DEVELOPMENT Environmental organisations are urging the public to oppose developers’ plans to create a complex of villas on the island of Comino as part of the proposed plans for the new Comino Hotel filed by Hili Group. Objections to this development application (PA/4777/20) can be submitted to the Planning Authority...

05 Dec

Lunchtime concerts at Our Lady of Victory Church in December 2022 @12:30pm

  Tuesday 6th  December 2022 An Afternoon Across Europe Emerging artists, violinist Matthew Zammit and pianist Amy Borg, will be performing a programme of European musical masterpieces, featuring the inspiring works of Grieg, Vitali and Wieniawski. Tuesday December 20th 12:30pm For the Love of Christmas For mezzo-soprano Connie Frances Zerafa, one of her favourite childhood moments was going Christmas carolling outside on a snowy wintery...

08 Nov

eNGOs unite for a proper National Environmental Strategy

ERA asked to be more courageous Nine eNGOs have joined forces to submit their responses to the draft National Strategy for the Environment. The eNGOs are Din l-Art Ħelwa, The Archaeological Society Malta, BirdLife Malta, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, Għawdix, Moviment Graffitti, Nature Trust-FEE Malta, and the Ramblers’ Association of Malta. Whilst acknowledging the work that...

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...