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PA/08969/19 - Demolition of existing structures, ramp, gates and boundary walls, uprooting and planting trees

Proposed rehabilitation of disused soft stone quarry, including filling of same and landscaping works. Proposed construction of old people's home (class 2A) that comprises of basement (level -1), three floors (levels 0, 1, 2) above ground and roof structures at level 3. The basement level consists of a car park having 137 parking spaces, 6 accessible parking spaces and 1 accessible van space, an unloading/loading area, kitchen, dining areas and ancillary facilities, Level 0 consists of a reception area, lounge, multipurpose hall, accommodation (42-2-2bedded guest rooms) and ancillary facilities. It also includes a wandering garden, other gardens, 17 parking spaces, a space for a fire truck, minibuses, and ambulance, a drop-off zone, ramps leading to the basement level and a security room. Level 1 consists of a staff area, lounge, accommodation (42-2-2bedded guestrooms) and ancillary facilities. Level 2 consists of a crafts room, lounge, chapel, accommodation (42-2-2bedded guestrooms) and ancillary facilities. The roof level is an area for services at SM61, Triq il-Belt Valletta, Mqabba​​


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
Environment & Resources Authority​)
​Published: ​7 February 2021
Running till: ​9 March 2021
​Last Updated: ​5 February 2021

1.        Background​

This application seeks to demolish existing structures and construct an old people’s home with ancillary facilities.

Location: Site at, SM61, Triq il-Belt Valletta, Mqabba.

The proposal requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as per Schedule I, Category I, Section (Construction or extension of hotels, holiday complexes, holiday villages, hostels, accommodation facilities, homes for the elderly, hospitals, or associated development, if located wholly or partly outside development zones and having: (i) a capacity of 250 beds or more; or (ii) a gross floor area of 10,000m2 or more; or a site area of 2.5 ha or more) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (S.L. 549.46).

2.        Consultation Questions
The Environment and Resources Authority is in receipt of the EIA Report on the development mentioned above. The general public is invited to submit written comments on the said documentation. 

3.        Documents - may be retrieved from:
4.        Submission of input
Submissions must be sent in through the following channels:
By post:    EIA Team
                Environment & Resources Authority
                Hexagon House,
                Spencer Hill,
                Marsa, MRS 1441    ​ 

Submissions must be received by 9 March 2021.                             
We thank you in advance for your input.

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