Category: Land Use

Public Domain initiative surpasses 1350 signatures
August 4, 2017April 10, 2018
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Public Domain initiative surpasses 1350 signatures

Would you like Manoel Island to be a national public park? Public domain status will mean that the island is given increased protection at law and the public is guaranteed access. We can do it together. Please join the over 1350 people who have already submitted their representation to the Planning Authority by signing the...

The best time to act is now
July 28, 2017September 5, 2017
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The best time to act is now

Maltese citizens are facing health and social challenges that merit urgent attention – obesity, mental health problems, respiratory diseases such as asthma, social exclusion, air, light and noise pollution – the list goes on and on. These issues particularly affect socio-economically disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and put pressure on already stretched health budgets.There has never...

Kalanka Bay – Public Domain status
July 24, 2017April 10, 2018
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Kalanka Bay – Public Domain status

You can save the untouched Kalanka Bay. Public domain status will mean that the bay is given increased protection at law. By signing the representation letter (www.foemalta.org/pd) the Planning Authority will have the area included in the list of sites to be voted on as public domain sites by Parliament. Kalanka, together with 23 other...

Friends of the Earth Malta calls on political parties to safeguard our wellbeing
May 8, 2017April 10, 2018
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Friends of the Earth Malta calls on political parties to safeguard our wellbeing

Friends of the Earth Malta has been calling for environmental improvements since 1985 and, thirty years on we face much greater problems than we did then. While environmental awareness has increased, Malta faces a variety of environmental problems related to land use, waste, transport, agriculture, energy, the sea, and biodiversity. Malta has lost far too...

‘Outright abuse’ of ODZ land as application proposes development of old quarry
April 5, 2017April 10, 2018
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‘Outright abuse’ of ODZ land as application proposes development of old quarry

Friends of the Earth Malta together with Nature Trust Malta – NTM, Ramblers Malta, FAA Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Front Ħarsien ODZ and BirdLife Malta are concerned about an ODZ application (PA 01464/17) in the outskirts of Marsascala which is proposing the conversion of a long-abandoned quarry into a restaurant and other commercial outlets....

FoE Malta proposes seven sites for ‘Public Domain Act’ protection
July 21, 2016April 5, 2017
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FoE Malta proposes seven sites for ‘Public Domain Act’ protection

Following the enactment of the ‘Public Domain Act’, Friends of the Earth Malta has today filed applications requesting that seven sites be designated as being Public Domain. This law empowers citizens and NGOs to recommend land and property to be listed as ‘public domain’. Such land cannot be used for commercial reasons while also guaranteeing...