Foundation encourages public to air views on St John's
The St John's Co-Cathedral Foundation has urged people to voice their opinions on the proposed extension of its museum.
After welcoming the news that the Malta Environment and Planning Authority had now made public the Project Description Statement for the forthcoming Environment Impact Assessment on the proposed extension, Foundation president Philip Calleja said:
"Any individual or organisation may... put forward any suggestions on issues that may be included in the studies that will determine the impact that the proposed museum extension may have on the Co-Cathedral or its surrounding environment and that will identify any potential risks to the Co-Cathedral itself."
Mepa published a notice earlier in the week in the Government Gazette stating that the PDS for the EIA of the proposed extension of St John's Museum had been released for consultation.
Mgr Calleja said that the foundation is committed to ensuring that the proposed project will not endanger the fabric of the Co-Cathedral, but will instead be conducive towards the enrichment of Malta's cultural and religious heritage.
This, he added, requires a "detailed and independent" impact assessment, held in consultation with the public and civil society.
"Now is the time for NGOs, individuals and organisations to contribute to enrich Malta's cultural and religious heritage," Mgr Calleja said.