Old Milk Plant in Xewkija, Gozo
At the end of October, the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Environment and Development Planning met to discuss proposed changes to the Gozo and Comino Local Plan, specifically with respect to the Xewkija Industrial Area in Gozo.
The proposal concerned a large site which the Planning Authority was proposing to re-zone from its current use for “Agricultural Products Processing and Market” to general industrial purposes as part of the Xewkija Enterprise Hub.
While seemingly a run of the mill proposal, the Kamra tal-Periti’s noted that the site in question houses the old Gozo MMU Milk Plant, which was designed by renowned architect Joseph Huntingford, and which includes a number of unique architectural elements inspired by the Modernist Movement.
The committee discussed the possibility of inclusion of a safeguard within the new policy to ensure the protection of those architectural features that merit retention and preservation.
The Kamra tal-Periti expressed its agreement with the introduction of
Photos of the MMU Milk Plan in Xewkija, Gozo Credit: Perit George Farrugia