No new development being carried out at San Dimitri – MEPA
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The Malta Environment and Planning Authority has replied to the statement made on Sunday by Ambjent Malti, which insisted on action being taken on illegal development at Tal-Pirwilin, in the San Dimitri limits of Gharb.
“The Ambjent Malti statement said that that the illegal development at Tal-Pirwilin, in the San Dimitri limits of Gharb, is still ongoing,”MEPA said. “in fact the site, which is a disused quarry and presently used as a sheep farm has served with an enforcement notice.”
In mid-September, the Authority said, “construction of a new wall was noted and the the operator was ordered to stop all works and he complied. Since then, the Enforcement Officers have been on site on at least 5 separate occasions following reports by Ambjent Malti of further ongoing works and on none of these occasions were any construction works found further to what had existed in mid-September, contrary to the reports being circulated.”
The Authority said that it has also requested the Police to prosecute criminally against the owner in view of the development that had mainly taken place some years ago.
MEPA said it has also informed the Veterinary Authorities following allegations by Ambjent Malti of unregistered livestock, and also since the buildings housing the livestock are not covered by permit.
The Authority concluded by saying that it is monitoring this site and will also be investigating some other buildings in the vicinity of this disused quarry.