Jerma Development Brief – prioritize our wellbeing over developers’ ambitions

Moviment Graffitti welcomes the amendments in the second consultation document in connection with the ex-Jerma Palace Hotel Development Brief, particularly the reduction in the developable volume from the excessive 100,000sqm laid down in the October 2019 consultation to 65,000sqm, but notes...

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Tighter Rural Policy regulations a positive development

After studying the proposed reform for the Rural Policy, the undersigned NGOs are of the opinion that this presents a considerable improvement over the present Rural Policy. In general, the reforms represent stricter regulation of development occurring Outside Development Zone, resulting in an...

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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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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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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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Strong objections and wide opposition to ODZ development in L-Għadir

Residents of Safi, Żurrieq and Kirkop have joined forces to oppose a huge building on ODZ land in Żurrieq by starting the Save L-Għadir ODZ campaign. The Local Councils of the three localities are also objecting to the project, which would see a large tract of pristine agricultural land lost...

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Marsascala residents ask Prime Minister to reconsider Waterpolo Pitch construction proposal

A group of Marsascala residents have written to Prime Minister Robert Abela expressing their concerns about the proposal by the Ministry for Education and Employment to build a Waterpolo Pitch and a Clubhouse in Triq is-Salini (PA/00987/17), an Outside Development Zone. The letter was also sent...

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