The Malta Environment & Planning Authority made public its Annual Report for the work carried out by the Authority for the financial year ending in September 2006. The Annual Report, presented by MEPA's Director Corporate Services, Mr. Matthew Gatt, highlighted the main aspects of MEPA's activities largely characterized by the need for continuous adjustment to change.
Referring to the reports by MEPA's top management, Mr. Gatt said that in this past year, the Authority strove to ensure a contribution of lasting value to the country. Land-use planning this year took pride of place with the finalisation of five local plans, the adjustments in the development boundaries and major development briefs such as those for Luqa Commercial Park and Fort Cambridge.
Main Points from Annual Report 2006:
· Development Planning Applications: Decided 7,572
· Increase in environmental expectations
· Need for more resources in enforcement on illegal development.
· Protection of Biodiversity and Resources.
· Measures against pollution.