MEPA rejects Ta Marga valley development application
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At a meeting held this morning the MEPA Development Control Commission rejected the Ta Marga Valley development application.
The development application consists of an apartment block with basement garages and houses with pools, which could endanger the value of the ecological Qala Valley landscape.
A group of environmental NGOs, in particular the Friends of the Earth Malta, The Ramblers’ Association and FAA, had expressed their grave concern that if the development had been approved it would have ruined the valley.
A report carried out by the Malta Resources Authority by one of its senior hydrologists, has showen that a development at Ta Marga Valley could at some time cause flooding in the area. All three experts that had been called in to make reports, had raised concerns and not one gave approval for the project.