Planning Authority takes direct action in Mriehel Maltreated animals found on site
The Planning Authority, as part of its enforcement mission, had demolished an extension of an old factory which was illegally erected. Despite various communications with the owners, a set deadline to remove illegal extension proofed futile and the situation remained unchanged.
The illegalities, which were removed in the direct action operation, included the demolition of an illegal roofing of the side cartilage which functioned as an extension to the ex factory at basement level where it transpired that various animals are kept instead. Moreover, the animals were found to have been maltreated. Separate action from other entities, amongst them the animal welfare, veterinary services and environmental health are investigating the issue from their end.
The Planning Authority’s Enforcement Directorate was assisted by members of the Administrative Law Enforcement section and the private sector.