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MORE TIME TO SCRUTINIZE SPED DOCUMENT

The public is being given a further 4 weeks to scrutinize and submit its feedback on the Strategic Plan for the Environment and Development (SPED) which the Government in collaboration with MEPA launched for public consultation at the end of March.
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MORE TIME TO SCRUTINIZE SPED DOCUMENT
NEW PROPOSED POLICY FUEL SERVICE STATIONS
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PROPOSED REVISION OF HOTEL HEIGHT POLICY
PROPOSED REVISION OF HOTEL HEIGHT POLICY

Every Breath we take

In life you can decide on many things. When that is related to your health and well-being you can decide on your diet, for instance. Or you can decide to avoid a bathing spot where the water is reported to be dirty and polluted. In your life you can decide on many things but one: breathing. Air is something we could not live without. And air quality is of great importance because poor air quality affects our health and the environment we live in.

 

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View all policies and plans that are currently open for public consultation and for which you can participate through your comments and suggestions

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The SPED is intended to replace the Structure Plan for the Maltese Islands of 1990 and provide a strategic spatial policy framework for both the environment and development up to 2020.

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The Government  in collaboration with MEPA has finalized two consultation documents with the salient features that will characterize the setting up of the new Development Planning Authority (DPA) and the Environment and Resources Authority ERA).

EIA PC
Your views and comments on proposed developments that are undergoing an EIA process are important. This section contains a list of proposals that are currently undergoing an EIA procedure, and for which the public is invited to submit comments.

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An urgency arose for this development planning legislation to be revised to make it more pertinent to today’s realities with less bureaucratic procedures

The Times
2nd March, 2011

I refer to a letter that was published in the Times of Malta on the 24th February 2011, under the header ‘Untouchable Contractors’ whereby Mr Louis Abela questions who is running the show when it comes to the enforcement of construction site management regulations - MEPA, the local councils or the building contractors?

While the Authority sympathises with Mr Abela’s frustration at the inconvenience and nuisance of having ongoing building works adjacent to his property, it is appropriate for the Authority to remind the public, that the responsibility for the enforcement of the construction site management regulations, including times and days when works can be carried out is with the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs (MRRA) and not with MEPA. Queries and reports relevant to the enforcement of these regulations can be made to the Ministry on 22997608 (during working hours) and 79074334 (after working hours).

MEPA is the competent Authority to ensure that planning application decisions are respected and enforced. To further strengthen the Authority’s position against illegal development, MEPA has started to prohibit the submission of planning applications that seek to regularize illegal development in ODZ and protected areas carried out after May 2008, or on all scheduled properties. MEPA will soon be introducing daily fines and significantly increase its penalties.