• Heritage Trust concerned by tall buildings

    Heritage Trust concerned by tall buildings0

    The Gibraltar Heritage Trust has expressed concern at the recent trend of building extensions and new builds being proposed for the Old Town which ignore Planning Policies and Guidance documents in the Gibraltar Development Plan. The Plan states that developments within the city walls should be four storeys and five in exceptional cases. In a

  • Interpretation panels offer insight into Europa Point’s history

    Interpretation panels offer insight into Europa Point’s history0

    The Minister for Environment, Dr John Cortes, inaugurated a new outdoor interpretation centre at Europa Point this week. Located beside Harding’s Battery near the lighthouse, it was originally the battery’s magazine. Now varied interpretation panels are on display providing information covering a wide range of topics such as the Neanderthals, birds, plants, the history of

  • Govt considers underground parking for Grand Parade

    Govt considers underground parking for Grand Parade0

    The Gibraltar Government is reconsidering the possibility of an underground scheme at the Grand Parade car park. During a recent question and answer session of Parliament Paul Balban, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, explained that the government is analysing once again the updated costings and technical information with regard to an underground scheme. He added

  • Heritage Art Competition

    Heritage Art Competition0

    The Gibraltar Heritage Trust held its 29th annual painting competition last Saturday. This year the competition was held at Irish Town with artists allowed to paint from any vantage point as long as it included Irish Town. The day-long competition saw artists scattered along the street creating their original works. Pics by Johnny Bugeja

  • A heritage site worth protecting

    A heritage site worth protecting0

    The Conservation works on the emblematic heritage fortifications of Southport Gates will ensure the wall does not weaken or become destabilised so that it continues to be protected for future generations. Marcello Sanguinetti from the Department of Heritage explained how some plants were removed to protect the walls. However, the removal itself was not a

  • DPC clears Orange bastion leisure scheme

    DPC clears Orange bastion leisure scheme0

    The Development and Planning Commission granted approval for the redevelopment of Orange Bastion enabling the creation of a leisure area comprising of retail, restaurants and bars on Wednesday. Outline application was granted in December last year. The retail space, restaurants and bars will be located inside the existing stone structures, as the vaults will be