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 TEN BUILDINGS WITH SPECIAL HERITAGE FEATURES GIVEN HIGH  PROTECTION STATUS BY PLANNING AUTHORITY

TEN BUILDINGS WITH SPECIAL HERITAGE FEATURES GIVEN HIGH PROTECTION STATUS BY PLANNING AUTHORITY

August, 12, 2019
A number of buildings considered to have special heritage features have been scheduled by the Planning Authority as Grade 1 or 2 buildings. The architectural and historical significance that these buildings carry vary in both their historical period as well as location. In consultation with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, the Authority gave special protection status to these ten buildings to ensure that the architectural and historical value that these properties have is retained and celebrated. Read more

PA BOARD TURNS DOWN NEW ATTARD FUEL STATION

PA BOARD TURNS DOWN NEW ATTARD FUEL STATION

July, 25, 2019
The Planning Board earlier today refused a planning application for the construction of a new fuel service station with ancillary services along Triq l-Imdina, in Attard. The Board cited that the proposed fuel station goes against the existing fuel station policy in that it will be located less than 500 metres from an existing service station which although located on the opposite lane, is still easily accessible. Read more

MARSA PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

MARSA PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

July, 19, 2019
The Planning Authority has granted full development permission to a proposed pedestrian bridge in Triq is-Salib tal-Marsa in Marsa. Read more

PA SEALING OFF MARSA STABLES ILLEGALLY BEING USED TO HOUSE  FOREIGN WORKERS IN INHUMANE CONDITIONS

PA SEALING OFF MARSA STABLES ILLEGALLY BEING USED TO HOUSE FOREIGN WORKERS IN INHUMANE CONDITIONS

July, 17, 2019
In the early hours of the morning, the Planning Authority’s Compliance & Enforcement Directorate, accompanied by the Malta Police Force, Health and Immigration officials cordoned off an area in Marsa after investigations concluded that a number of stables were illegally ‘converted’ to house foreign workers in inhumane conditions. Read more

PA SPONSORS ARCHITECTURAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT VISIT TO LONDON

PA SPONSORS ARCHITECTURAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT VISIT TO LONDON

July, 15, 2019
A group of 26 students from the Faculty of the Built Environment attended the second edition of Archivisit - a week long hands-on experience programme in London which exposes students to best practices in the international construction industry. This year’s edition was sponsored by the Planning Authority. Read more

DON'T USE ILLEGAL BILLBOARDS.  IT MAY BE COSTLY

DON'T USE ILLEGAL BILLBOARDS. IT MAY BE COSTLY

July, 05, 2019
Billboards are a good way of promoting your products, services, activities or organization. But just be aware, that prior to entering into any contractual obligations with the owner of a billboard, or the owner/occupier of the land on which it is installed, it is in your interest to check and ensure that the billboard is covered by the necessary permissions from the Planning Authority. Read more

SOME OF MALTA’S ‘UNSUNG’ ARCHITECTURAL ICONS TAKE THE LIMELIGHT IN ROADSHOW EXHIBITION

SOME OF MALTA’S ‘UNSUNG’ ARCHITECTURAL ICONS TAKE THE LIMELIGHT IN ROADSHOW EXHIBITION

July, 03, 2019
An outdoor photographic roadshow exhibition which celebrates thirty iconic architectural buildings and monuments was launched by the Planning Authority earlier this week. Under the theme name ‘Unsung’ Architectural Icons, the roadshow exhibition places in the limelight some of Malta’smost important yet at times unappreciated buildings and monuments that were built in the late 19th and the 20th Century. Read more

CONSERVING SCHEDULED PROPERTIES IN VALLETTA

CONSERVING SCHEDULED PROPERTIES IN VALLETTA

June, 27, 2019
The Planning authority has issued an Emergency Conservation Order in respect of a late 16th/early 17th century Grade 2 scheduled townhouse situated in Triq l-Ifran, Valletta. Due to the Dangerous Structure Consent (DS 0117/18) issued in July 2018, a permit for the replacement of a balcony located on the facade on Triq l-Ajkla was permitted, which works had to commence within three months but had never in fact been undertaken. Read more

PLANNING BOARD TURNS DOWN PROPOSED 4 STAR HOTEL APPLICATION OF VILLA LEONI

PLANNING BOARD TURNS DOWN PROPOSED 4 STAR HOTEL APPLICATION OF VILLA LEONI

June, 21, 2019
The Planning Board refused an outline development planning permission for the conversion of the scheduled Villa Leoni in St Julians into a 4 star hotel. The Board cited that the proposed project which was to include the addition of several floors, was incompatible with the urban design and environmental characteristics of the Urban Conservation Area of St Julians. The Board also noted that the project would not maintain the visual integrity of the area. Read more

ONE HOUR - IRRESTAWRA DAREK GRANT SCHEME TAKEN UP

ONE HOUR - IRRESTAWRA DAREK GRANT SCHEME TAKEN UP

June, 10, 2019
It only took one hour for the Planning Authority’s Irrestawra Darek grant scheme to be fully taken up. The 3rd edition of this popular scheme which was launched early last month and opened today, received over 750 online submissions with requests amounting to over €8 million. Due to the overwhelming response the Authority has had to close off receiving any further submissions. Submissions were received on a first come first serve basis. Read more