PA 09890/17 (EA 00050/18); Proposed junction upgrading and road widening to existing roads and construction of new schemed road; Site at Several streets including and adjoining, Triq l-Imdina, Triq iz-Zaghfran, Triq Tumas Chetcuti, Triq Ferdinandu [...]

PA File No.: PA 09890/17

Other Reference: EA 00050/18

Project Title: Proposed junction upgrading and road widening to existing roads and construction of new schemed road​.

LocationSite at Several streets including and adjoining, Triq l-Imdina, Triq iz-Zaghfran, Triq Tumas Chetcuti, Triq Ferdinandu Inglott, Triq Haz-Zebbug, Triq In-Nutar Zarb, Triq Il-Belt Valletta, Triq Oliver Agius, Vjal Ir-Royal Malta Artillery, Triq L-Intornjatur, Qrib Sant' Anton, Vjal De Paule, Attard, Malta.


Pre-Screening Decision:​ ​​​​​​This proposal is considered as part of a whole network linking Mdina/Rabat to Birkirkara/Santa Venera and is being proposed to reduce traffic congestion within these particular areas.

Overall ERA has no major concerns for the proposed upgrading and widening within the existing ​established bypass i.e Triq l-Imdina, Triq il-Belt Valletta However, there is concern on the proposed uptake of extensive stretches of land primarily arable land and the direct and indirect effects on protected trees. In this regard, ERA need to assess the proposal further through the following requirements:

a) In terms of EIA screening, in view that the proposed development is predominantly located ODZ and involves the construction and realignment of road; the proposal falls under Schedule I, Category II, Section 2.1.2.1 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2017 (L.N. 412 of 2017). Thus, the submission of a Project Description Statement (PDS) is required. The content of the PDS is to be in line with Schedule II of the same Regulations.

b) In addition, since the proposal may involve further interventions on protected trees, the proposed operation or activity may require to be permitted in line with the Trees and Woodlands Protection Regulations, 2011 (S.L. 549.64). In this regard, applicant/architect is requested to contact the Environmental Permitting Unit (nature.permitting@era.org.mt) within ERA and discuss all the requirements that need to be submitted.   ​

Project Description StatementPA 09890/17 PDS

Site Plan

EIA Screening ReportPA 09890/17 Screening Report 

EIA Required: Yes​​

StatusConcluded

EIA Terms of Reference Consultation Period: 31/08/2018 - 30/09/2018

EIA Terms of Reference: PA 09890/17 EIA Final Terms of Reference

EIA ReportPA 09890/17 Complete EIA and Addenda

 
Consultation Dates of EIA Report: 21st January 2019 - 20th February 2019

ERA Assessment:​ PA 09890/17 ERA Assessment and Recommendation