The Malta Independent on Sunday, 22nd June 2008
The new Mepa board will be meeting on Thursday for the first time in public since it was reconstituted with Austin Walker as its chairman.

A notice placed in the newspapers yesterday said the first item the board will be considering on Thursday is “Consideration to invoke Article 39A of the Development Planning Act” with regard to application 5880/05: “Utilisation of open areas as an open-air entertainment area, site at Triq Mistra, Mellieha”.

This is being interpreted as being a re-examination of the report submitted by MTA expert George Micallef regarding entertainment venues in Mistra.

The Mepa board is also due to determine a number of development applications regarding the Fort Cambridge Development, approval of which was blocked by the last Mepa board pending reconsideration of the height of the 23-storey development.