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PA/07288/19 [EA/00045/19]; Mining of ex Luqa Landfill in order to lower the existing levels to prepare site for extension of Industrial estate and new sports facilities; Site at Luqa Park, Triq Valletta, Luqa


From: Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Environment & Resources Authority)
​Published: ​30 October 2019
Running till: 29 November 2019
​Last Updated: ​2 December 2019
1.        Background

e proposal involves the rehabilitation of the Luqa dump, by means of landfill mining, whereby all previously dumped material will be excavated, sorted, characterised, and treated for recovery purposes. The processing of the material is proposed to be carried out within the site boundaries, and the site will be reverted to the topographic configuration that existed prior to the opening of the dump, in order to prepare the site for future extension of the industrial estate and construction of new sports facilities.

The proposal requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as per Schedule I, Category I, Section and of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2017 (S.L. 549.46).

2.        Consultation Questions

The Environment and Resources Authority is formulating terms of reference for the preparation of an EIA Report on the development mentioned above. The general public is invited to submit written comments on matters it wishes to see included in the terms of reference.

3.        Documents

Documents may be retrieved from:​
4.        Submission of input

Submissions were sent in through the following channels:

By email:  or
By post:       EIA Team
                   Environment & Resources Authority
                   Hexagon House,
                   Spencer Hill,
                   Marsa   MRS 1441

Submissions were received by 29 November 2019.                        
We thank you for your input.

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.


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