Site restoration works at Ta’ Muxi in accordance with approved method statement
The Planning Authority can confirm that ongoing works around the quarry area of Ta’ Muxi in Gozo are being carried out in accordance with an approved restoration method statement for the entire site area.
Back in 2010, the authority had issued an enforcement notice after a large area in the Ta’ Muxi area was significantly disturbed with the illegal dumping of inert material. Over the past two years, the authority put pressure on the land owners to reinstate the site back to its original state including, bringing the terrain levels as can be viewed from the photogrammetric captured in 1993.
In fact, to date, most of the material that had been dumped has been removed from the site and has been placed in the nearby quarry. A large number of rubble walls that had been demolished during the dumping of material have been reconstructed as per approved method statement and using traditional practices. Some of the restored fields have already started being used for agriculture purposes.
The Authority can confirm that over the past weeks and months no further dumping has taken place on site and no importation of soil from outside the site has taken place in order to cover this illegal dumped material.
Ongoing trenching works that are currently taking place at the top end of the site are part of the terracing and levelling of the site where rubble walls will be constructed.
The authority will continue to monitor the site to ensure that the site owners fully comply to the approved method statement for the entire site.