Make an objection to a planning application

According to the Development Planning Act (CAP 552), any person may declare an interest in a development and, on the basis of issues relevant to environment and planning, make representations on the development. It is important that any representation related to any development application is registered in writing by any means of communication, written or electronic, in the Maltese or English language. The correspondence must include an electronic address if one is to receive future communication from the Authority.

Such an interest must be registered with the Authority:
(a) within thirty days from the date of publication of the notice of an application on the website of the Department of Information in the case of applications following a full process.
(b) within fifteen days from the date of publication of the notice of an application on the website of the Department of Information in the case of applications falling within the provisions of the summary procedure.

Provided that such periods may be shortened to seven days in urgent cases as may be indicated in the publication. Provided further that if the last day for submissions is a public holiday or a day when the offices of the Authority are closed to the public, the time limit for such submissions shall be deemed to expire on the next following working day.

Postal representation
• Your submission must include the application reference number


• The Planning Authority recommends you give as much detail as possible in your submission. You may also submit maps / drawings & photos with your submission to further explain your points. You should not include any personal dislikes, non-planning issues, or libellous allegations in your submission.

• All representations must be sent to:Planning Authority, St Francis Ravelin, Floriana and will be made available to the general public.

Electronic Representation
• Any member of the public can submit a representation on any development application online, through the PA ‘s eApplications system.

• The only requirement is an internet connection and an e-ID registration, which can be obtained by any Maltese citizen and is an easy straightforward procedure.

• Members of the public who wish to register their objection to any part of the proposed development can still do so anonymously, although their representation will still be made public.

Representations may also be submitted via email: representations@pa.org.mt, quoting the application reference number.