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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) would like to notify the general public that with effect from the 15th December 2007 an automatic extension will be granted to third parties who want to make a submission on an application that has its closing date that coincides during the Authority’s shut-down period.
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e-Applications - More than just technology the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA), through the implementation of e-applications, has heralded in a new era in land use planning and environment.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) decided 327 applications in December and received 599 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,879.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority would like to notify that the following appointments have been made to its Board.
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Over the past months the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) has been proactive in trying to find a solution for the relocation of the existing illegal scrapyard at Wied Zembaq in Birzebbuga to a managed site in Hal Far.
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The Chairman of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, Mr. Andrew Calleja has filed a libel suit against Mr. Victor Galea, Secretary General of Alternattiva Demokratika.
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The Court of Appeal in Gozo, fined Mr. Teddy Grima €46,587.47/Lm20,000 and handed out a six months jail sentence suspended for one year, for breaching an enforcement notice issued by the Malta Planning & Environment Authority (MEPA).
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The picturesque site in Dwejra, Gozo was once again the target of vandals who sprayed black paint across different areas of the Heritage Park.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) decided 537 applications in January and received 587 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,768.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority(MEPA) is presenting its preliminary reactions to the unofficial PAR 2007/026 by Mr Carmel Cacopardo on the 7 February 2007.
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Following the conclusion and publication of the final audit report 2008/010 by the Auditor for PA 554/06, yesterday afternoon at 17.00hrs, the Development Control Commission (DCC) Division 'A' suspended the meeting they were carrying out in public and immediately called a meeting with the MEPA chairman Mr Andrew Calleja to inform him of their decision to resign en block.
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Qawra/Dwejra Heritage Park Action Plan 2005 - a comprehensive solution for the conservation and preservation of this area Over the past weeks, the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) has determined a number of applications concerning boathouses in the Qawra/Dwejra Area.
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L-Awtorità Maltija ghall-Ambjent u l-Ippjanar tirreferi ghall-konferenza ta' l-Ahbarijiet mill-Kap ta' l-Oppozizzjoni quddiem l-ufficini taghha.
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L-Awtorita' ta' Malta dwar l-Ambjent u l-Ippjanar (MEPA) tirreferi ghall-kummenti pubblici dwar applikazzjonijiet fil-Mistra. Il-MEPA trid tikkjarifika li rceviet applikazzjoni outline b'riferenza PA 5880/05 ghat-twaqqif ta' area ta' divertiment fil-miftuh. Din l-applikazzjoni kienet validata fil-25 t'Ottubru 2005.
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Il-pubbliku huwa mgharraf li l-laqghat fil-pubbliku tal-Bord ta’ l-Awtorita’ ta’ Malta dwar l-Ambjent u l-Ippjanar, u tal-Kummissjonijiet ghall-Kontroll ta’ l-Izvilupp huma kollha sospizi sakemm johrog avviz iehor.
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The general public is hereby informed that all meetings in public of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority Board and the Development Control Commissions shall resume as from Tuesday, 1st April 2008.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority has stopped works on the Interpretative Centre at Dwejra pending further investigations as it is possible that there are deviations from the approved plans.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority refers to comments attributed to the Ramblers Association that fines collected from the sanctioning of boathouses in Dwejra are being used for the construction of a cafeteria.
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Mepa reacts to Kamra tal-Periti letter - as from Tuesday 1st April 2008, the sittings in public of the Development Control Commissions will be starting at 09.30am and not in the afternoon as is the normal practice.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) determined 274 applications in March and received 460 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,773.
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Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Lawrence Gonzi, in his first official visit to the offices of the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA), presented staff with a newly formulated code of ethics that will help bring about greater transparency and accountability to the public within the Authority.
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In accordance with all planning policies and regulations, the MEPA board today granted an outline development permit in an ODZ area for the construction of a pig fattening farm.
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The Staff and Management of the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) have donated €5000.00 to the Puttinu Cares Fund raising marathon.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) determined 739 applications in April and received 591 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,801.
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Mepa strongly rebuts claims by FAA regarding decisions taken within UCAs, and regrets that media is yet again being fed with wrong information riddled with inaccuracies and false accusations.
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A farmhouse in Wardija, limits of St Paul's Bay, is being demolished by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA). The site, which is within an ODZ area, had three separate planning applications consequently refused by the Development Control Commission and the Planning Appeals Board.
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in its effort to safeguard the natural heritage and the biodiversity that exists in the harq hammiem valley and the underground cave, the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has amended the scheduling boundary for it to include the full extent of the valley system and the correct location and extent of the cave.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) categorically denies that the parcel of land known as Ta'Fgieni, in Attard was ever earmarked as a green area or public open space.
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The drive to help save lives through donating blood was evident around the offices of the Malta Environment & Planning Authority, as employees responded positively and generously to this blood drive initiative.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) has joined forces with the Austrian Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt), and the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT) to embark on a 12-month long project that aims to support the Maltese Government
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) would like to correct and clarify the manipulated information that certain media chose to use for the wrong motives with respect to Wooden Balcony Grant Scheme.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) categorically denies the statement issued by Birdlife that Malta is falling short of EU requirements for nature conservation sites.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) determined 497 applications in May and received 564 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,926.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) today presented Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi with a number of proposals as part of the reform of the Authority.
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Managing the transportation of waste, and ensuring its appropriate disposal. Vehicles and vessels that transport waste now need to register for a license from the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) to keep carrying out their activity.
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Mr Austin Walker has today taken up his new role as Chairman of the Malta Environment & Planning Authority. This new appointment comes in the wake of the MEPA reform that the government has placed high on its agenda.
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Comprehensive vs conventional piecemeal approach the MEPA took a responsible decision in approving a comprehensive plan to redevelop the former Mistra Village Complex. A specific policy in the approved Local Plan had established the development parameters for this site.
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The outline permit for the development of an open air entertainment area in Mistra Valley has today been revoked by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority in accordance Article 39A of the Development Planning Act.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) determined 543 applications in June and received 533 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,894.
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The MEPA Board has today approved the pending reserved matters in the planning application by Gap Developments Ltd .for the development of Fort Cambridge at Tigne, Sliema.
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A number of unrecorded prehistoric archaeological remains were discovered by MEPA officials during development works at Tarxien within the buffer zone of the Tarxien Temples.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA), the National Statistics Office, have joined forces with the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) to develop indicators to measure the national progress on the implementation of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy
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Villa Gourigon given maximum protection The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) has moved ahead with the scheduling of a buffer zone in its efforts to safeguard the visual integrity of the Lija Belvedere Tower and its surroundings.
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In line with the MEPA Reform objectives for greater efficiency and transparency, the Authority today has given NGOs and Local Councils free, unlimited access to digital plans for all planning applications through its e-applications systems.
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Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) has scheduled as a Grade 1 the property of Villa Bologna and its surrounding gardens in Attard.
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Environmental trends indicate improvements in many areas. a number of areas in the Maltese environment are witnessing optimistic improvements as the country continues to strive to make the environment a major priority.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) decided 605 applications in July and received 545 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,835.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), in consultation with the Malta Maritime Authority (MMA), has drawn the attention of Terminal Operators, Ship Agents, Port Masters, Ship owners and waste carriers regarding certain practices concerning the management, collection and disposal of waste generated by ships calling in Maltese ports.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has declared the area known as Ta' Fgieni in Attard as a scheduled buffer zone, in a move to conserve the vistas of Villa Bologna, its gardens and the surrounding boundary wall.
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New detailed and definitive aerial imagery of the Maltese Islands has recently been added to the extensive aerial photographic records of the Authority.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) determined 336 applications in August and received 428 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,921.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) board has decided to proceed with issuing of a conservation order on the 'monumental space' of two properties in Transfiguration Avenue that are situated within the scheduled buffer zone of the Lija Belvedere Tower
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A shop that was illegally being used for Gaming/Amusement activities in Paola was sealed off by MEPA enforcement officials last week
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Mepa board Public Meetings that are of national interest or raise a considerable public reaction, will as from 01st October 2008, start being held at the Robert Sammut Hall in Floriana. This decision comes as the Authority seeks to improve and upgrade its levels of customer service
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For the second time over the past year, the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) organised a blood donation drive for its employees, with the aim of helping sustain a healthy National Blood Bank
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The MEPA board today approved an outline development application for the construction of a micro-enterprise park in the Telgha t' Alla w Ommu area limits of Naxxar
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Authority committed to implementing sustainable development principles and practices. the Malta Planning & Environment Authority (MEPA) board today refused two development planning applications at Ta' Fgieni in Attard
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The Chief Justice Vincent De Gaetano in a Court of Appeal sitting, confirmed the judgment of the Court of Magistrates (Gozo) and fined Mr. Carmel Cauchi and Mr. Michael Cauchi €93,174.94 and handed them both out a six months jail sentence suspended for one year
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) today gave SmartCity Malta the go ahead, in principle, for the development of Malta’s first ICT City, in the former Ricasoli Industrial Estate.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) determined 676 applications in September and received 495 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,667.
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In view of the provisions for the protection of threatened natural habitats and species of importance established through the EC Birds and Habitats Directives
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Initial restoration works have commenced on Roseville, a unique house in Attard that showcases one of the finest and earliest examples of Art Nouveau in Malta.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has today served Sammut Concrete Supplies Ltd. with a judicial letter holding it responsible for causing environmental damage from the seepage of cement residue from one of its batching plants in the area of Wied Santa Katarina.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) determined 622 applications in October and received 484 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,541.
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Providing stricter protection to a number of tree species, while simplifying the procedures for pruning, felling or uprooting of protected trees are amongst a number of proposals that the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has included in the newly proposed Trees and Woodlands (Protection) Regulations.
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L-ghan principali tal-Urban Improvement Fund (UIF) huwa li jinkoraggixxi u jiffacilita l-izvilupp ta' progetti li jistghu jaghmlu differenza sinjifikattiva u pozittiva lill-ambjent urban tal-bliet u l-irhula taghna.
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Preliminary results from a Public Attitude Survey that was commissioned by the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) earlier this year reveals that 70% of respondents stated that they sometimes purchase products with less packaging in order to reduce the problem of waste whilst 89% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed to restrict car use when air quality emission exceed health limits.
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) in conjunction with WasteServ Malta Ltd, provided a visiting delegation from Northern Cyprus with technical assistance and experience on issues relating to waste management vis-à-vis EU legislation and obligations.
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A number of illegal pigeon lofts were removed by MEPA officials from the rooftop of a dwelling in Hamrun. These pigeon lofts were creating a health hazard and nuisance to the surrounding neighbours. These were removed following a decision by the Development Control Commission to turn down a development permit for sanctioning.
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The Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) decided 507 applications in November and received 477 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,557.
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Some 720 vehicles and vessels that transport waste have submitted their registration for a license from the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), inorder to keep carrying out their activity in the coming year. The Authority has extended the deadline for waste carriers to regularize their position until the 16th January 2009.
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