Stakeholders, including Local Councils where quarries are located, government ministries, authorities and entities, various faculties of the University of Malta, and a wide spectrum of NGOs are being invited to read the SEA report.
In February 2013, the Planning Authority had granted planning permission for the demolition of the existing Ħal Ferħ complex and its re-construct into a new high quality low-lying and low-density tourist resort that complements the sensitive surrounding landscape.
The PA said that to sustain economic growth, attract new investment and create new and better employment opportunities, the need to address the shortage of space for industrial and business uses is essential.
These include 3-level basement garages, 60 apartments, and a 4-star hotel
The PA said that the scheduling of this building was carried out in close collaboration with the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage and covers not only the residence but also the formal garden, a number of rural structures, a forecourt and an extensive buffer zone.
The Mellieħa Fireworks organisation Marija Bambina each year places the cross during the holy week and they remove it shortly after but this year they decided to keep it in place as a gesture during the challenging times our country is going through due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was also approved by the locals.
The PA Board agreed with the concerns raised by the Rabat Local Council that it is not an option for Triq L-Għeriexem to remain in the dangerous state it currently is in.
Minister Herrera stated that, following discussions including with the community, the Marsascala local council is in favour of demolishing the current Jerma building inorder to be replaced by a 13 storey hotel.
Greater vigilance will be exercised when assessing and determining proposed development applications which fall in close proximity to a scheduled building or monument, the Minister for the Environment, Aaron Farrugia announced.
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