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Din l-Art Helwa appeals to locals to object to development of apartments in Mosta arable land
The objection period closes on 2nd March.

Jillian Mallia

Local NGO Din l-Art Helwa is appealing to locals to join their plea in objecting to a development in Mosta that will turn “40,000sqm of arable land into five-storey apartments with penthouses, introducing a suburb of ~650 new residential units within the area known as ‘Tad-Dib,’ in the outskirts of Mosta.”

Din L-Art Helwa attached an objection that you can also send in if you want to join them in their plea, which can be found in the Facebook post. Part of it reads that the development “will further wipe out the already impinged upon green-strip, that distinguishes the villages of H’Attard, Mosta and Hal-Lija, reducing the scarce arable land within the area and further increasing the already dense parts of Mosta.”

The objection also noted that “a similar Planning Control application (PC/00039/09) was published on the 31st of March, 2012 and refused on the 20th of March 2017.” It also states that the application “disregards completely the surrounding national heritage,” with the idyllic Mosta cemetery, Grade 1 scheduled Windmill and Grade 2 scheduled Torri Cumbo in its proximity.

In fact, the building featured in the photo formerly housed pilots during the Second World War, according to one Facebook user. The building is situated near the Go Kart racing track. Facebook commentators have suggested refurbishment should be the way to go and later opening it up to the public so that it doesn’t “go to waste.”

The objection period closes on 2nd March 2021. You can send in your objection to [email protected] including 'representation PC/00021/19' in the subject line.

16th February 2021


Jillian Mallia
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A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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