From bad to worse at Planning Commission - organisations call for the removal of Mr Simon Saliba

Eleven organisations are calling for the removal of Mr Simon Saliba from Chairperson of the Planning Commission for obstructing the right to a fair planning process. Mr Simon Saliba has consistently shown disrespect for residents and other objectors during sittings held at the Planning...

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“Stop hogging our seas” Balluta Bay objectors tell Fortina ferry group

The 87-strong individuals, Local Council and NGOs who are appealing the Planning Authority's decision to allow the Fortina Group to operate a catamaran from Balluta Bay, denounce the group's Monday press release as more greenwash. "The entire bay from Balluta Bay right past the St. Julian's...

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People see through DB’s lies – thousands object for the third time to DB’s monstrosity

Over 5,800 objections have been submitted to the PA through this online form , during the representation period for the proposed DB Group project on the ITS site, which closes today. Many objections are still to be acknowledged by the PA.  The Local Councils of Pembroke, Swieqi and St....

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Organisations slam Planning Authority for concealing important studies of DB project

Organisations slammed the Planning Authority for keeping important studies relating to the DB’s ITS project concealed from the public. Despite the fact that there is only one week left for the public to make representations about the application, the PA has not released crucial studies such as...

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Organisations formally object to the DB Group plans for the ex-ITS site

Several organisations have submitted a detailed objection to the Planning Authority (PA) in connection with the DB Group project on the ex-ITS site. A summarized version of the objection has been placed on an online form and can be submitted to the PA by the general public. Despite the...

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Fortina / TACA Workers - Five Months Without Pay

Last Saturday, activists from Moviment Graffitti met with the workers who had been working on the Fortina project in Sliema. These workers have not been paid for their work for a number of months, some of them even for five months. This is a situation of passing the buck: Fortina is claiming...

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Organisations take PA to Court over irregular Jerma Development Brief

A group of seven organisations filed a lawsuit against the Planning Authority (PA) after its failure to withdraw the flawed Jerma Development Brief. The seven organisations had sent a judicial protest to the Planning Authority (PA) last May for holding a vitiated and irregular...

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Aħrax and Miżieb should have illegal structures removed and then managed by Ambjent Malta

The coalition of 60 entities, mainly environmental and cultural NGOs, known as Spazji Miftuħa and supported by over 16,200 individual signatures are insisting with Prime Minister Abela to place Miżieb and Aħrax under the management of Ambjent Malta and not the Federation of Hunters and Trappers...

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Quality of life and environment under renewed threat by revised DB plans

In view of the fresh plans filed by the DB Group, it is clear that these do not in any way address the concerns about the huge negative impact on the quality of life and the environment by the proposed project on the ex-ITS site. Changes in the revised plans include a slight reduction in the...

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Spazji Miftuħa satisfied with PM meeting

Coalition Spazji Miftuħa has expressed its satisfaction following a meeting with Prime Minister Robert Abela and Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia on the issue of public access to Aħrax and Miżieb. Spazji Miftuħa’s delegation was composed of Wayne Flask (Moviment Graffitti), Mark Sultana...

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Miżieb and Aħrax Survey: vast majority opposes FKNK takeover

Over 95% of the respondents in a survey launched by Spazji Miftuħa have stated they disagree or strongly disagree with the restriction of access on the contested woodlands of l-Aħrax and il-Miżieb, the coalition has stated. The survey, with over 680 respondents taking part, is currently hosted...

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NGOs express concern over lack of technical information in new Wasteserv plant project

Several NGOs and the Swieqi local council welcome the government’s plan to invest in new waste management facilities and start addressing Malta’s waste management problem. However, we demand for more detailed and technical information on the proposed new waste-to-energy system to be made public....

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Jerma Development Brief - Organisations file legal action against deceptive and irregular consultation exercise

Seven organisations filed a judicial protest (see here ) against the Planning Authority (PA) for holding a vitiated and irregular consultation procedure with regards to the Development Brief for the site of the former Jerma Palace Hotel in Marsascala. Last year, the PA held a consultation...

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Medical and environmental organisations call for serious measures to improve local air quality

Air Pollution costing the life of more than one person a day in Malta. 28 medical and environmental organisations are calling for serious measures to improve local air quality. The Centre of Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) this month issued a report showing that 11,000 deaths in...

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Victory! ODZ development application in L-Għadir withdrawn

We have just been informed that the application for a private old people’s home on ODZ in L-Għadir, Żurrieq, was withdrawn. This victory was only made possible thanks to the strong campaign carried out by residents – Save L-Għadir ODZ – together with the opposition of the Local Councils of...

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