Category: Land Use

Judicial protest filed calling for immediate publication of tunnel studies
April 6, 2019April 24, 2019
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Judicial protest filed calling for immediate publication of tunnel studies

Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other organisations representing a broad spectrum of society filed a judicial protest against the Minister for Transport and the Planning Authority to reveal all studies pertaining to the proposed tunnel between Malta and Gozo. They also asked for the carrying out of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)...

‘What do you want your generation to be remembered for?’
April 5, 2019April 5, 2019
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‘What do you want your generation to be remembered for?’

  Interview with Perit Tara Cassar It is quite impossible to escape the odd towers popping up all over Malta, they are beginning to populate every town and village on the Maltese islands. These concrete blocks stick out in the middle of a row of two-storey homes, or sit side-by-side to an undeveloped field. They...

Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs
April 3, 2019April 6, 2019
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Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs

Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other environment NGOs are concerned by the use of concrete in various country pathways currently taking place in various localities in Malta and Gozo. The works are destroying the habitat for various species of flora and fauna including protected species and pollinators such as the honey bees....

‘My thirst to do something meaningful hasn’t gone away.’
March 5, 2019March 8, 2019
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‘My thirst to do something meaningful hasn’t gone away.’

  Interview with Dr. Marie Briguglio, Economist and Author of No Man’s Land: People, Place and Pollution Dr. Marie Briguglio is a full-time academic at the University of Malta with an interest in sustainable economic practices. She recently authored a book, together with cartoonist Steve Bonello, about Malta’s environment, titled No Man’s Land: People, Place...

Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate
January 23, 2019February 8, 2019
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Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate

Update (08/02/2019) : Following the Environment and Development Planning Committee as requested by NGOs, residents’ groups and three Local Councils the draft deal to hand over hundreds of thousands of square metres of land to the Corinthia Group to develop into a six-star hotel, apartments and retail space in St Julian’s has been sent back to...

ITS appeal filed, thanks to public support
November 2, 2018November 2, 2018
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ITS appeal filed, thanks to public support

An appeal has been filed with the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) against the decision of the PA Board that recently approved the db Group project on the ITS site in Pembroke. The seventeen appellants include residents, NGOs and three local councils – Pembroke, St. Julian’s and Swieqi. Filing this appeal was only made...

Where there is resistance, there is hope
October 8, 2018October 14, 2018
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Where there is resistance, there is hope

Interview with Andre Callus activist from Moviment Graffitti The videos of activists from Moviment Graffitti being forcefully dragged out by the Rapid Intervention Unit during a non-violent protest last month felt surreal. Images of force being used against protesters usually hail from some far away country. While Maltese activists have faced violence in the past,...

Fundraising for legal action against the db Group project
October 7, 2018October 9, 2018
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Fundraising for legal action against the db Group project

Following approval by the Planning Authority (PA) of the db Group project on the ITS site, residents, eight NGOs and three Local Councils – Pembroke, St. Julian’s and Swieqi – want to undertake legal action to challenge the appalling decision of the PA. Legal actions include, but are not limited to, an appeal with the...