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EXTENSION APPLICATION FOR AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA  TURNED DOWN

EXTENSION APPLICATION FOR AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA TURNED DOWN

November, 21, 2019
The proposed extension to the American University of Malta which is located along ix-Xatt ta' Bormla, adjacent to Dock 1 will not go ahead after the Planning Board turned down an application which requested planning permission. The Board cited that the massing of the proposed extension would put into the jeopardy the unique cultural heritage of the Senglea bastions and its surroundings. The Board said that ever since the Dock 1 Development Brief was approved nearly 15 years ago, the realities within the area have changed. Read more

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 MASP AWARDS   Recognising outstanding architecture and interior design projects

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 MASP AWARDS Recognising outstanding architecture and interior design projects

October, 31, 2019
Nominations for the 2019 Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning (MASP) Awards have started to be received by the Planning Authority. The MASP Awards which as of this year are under the Patronage of the President of Malta Dr George Vella, serve to give due recognition to architects, interior designers and any person who would have made an outstanding contribution over the years through research, education, theory or practice of architecture and the built environment. Read more

PA INITIATES PROCESS TO REVISE RURAL POLICY

PA INITIATES PROCESS TO REVISE RURAL POLICY

October, 25, 2019
The Planning Authority has been guided by Government to carry out a review of the Rural Policy Design Guidance which had been published in 2014. The Authority has issued for public consultation a set of proposed objectives which will guide the revisions to this policy. Read more

Meeting future employees at the MoU’s & MCAST’s Freshers Week

Meeting future employees at the MoU’s & MCAST’s Freshers Week

October, 10, 2019
The Planning Authority has once again participated in the UoM’s Freshers’ Week as well as the MCAST’s, which mark the new academic year of their respective students. Read more

 UNIVERSITY SPORTS COMPLEX TO BE UPGRADED WITH NEW FACILITIES

UNIVERSITY SPORTS COMPLEX TO BE UPGRADED WITH NEW FACILITIES

September, 26, 2019
The Planning Board has given the green light for the University Sports Complex in Tal-Qroqq to be upgraded with new facilities. Read more

PROPOSED FUEL STATION POLICY RE-ISSUED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

PROPOSED FUEL STATION POLICY RE-ISSUED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

September, 20, 2019
The Planning Authority has re-issued for public consultation the draft policy framework for fuel stations. The draft policy is being re-issued after the Authority took into consideration the numerous submissions it received from interested stakeholders and the public during the last public consultation period earlier this year. Read more

PA PROPOSES POLICY REVIEW TO CHANGE INDUSTRIAL SITE INTO  A NEW QUALITY COMMERCIAL DESTINATION IN TA’QALI

PA PROPOSES POLICY REVIEW TO CHANGE INDUSTRIAL SITE INTO A NEW QUALITY COMMERCIAL DESTINATION IN TA’QALI

September, 12, 2019
The Planning Authority, following guidance from Government, has published a number of proposed policy changes for a site area in Ta’ Qali which is presently and inappropriately zoned as an industrial area, adjacent to the Malta National Park. The primary scope behind this partial review is to designate the site, characterized by mixed uses, as a quality commercial destination through sustainable architectural and urban design with adequate infrastructure provision. The new Ta’ Qali Commercial area will purposefully mitigate against the negative impact that the current uses are having on the character of the surrounding area, particularly the formal and informal recreational area. Read more

PA GIVES HERITAGE PROTECTION STATUS TO ANOTHER  52 SLIEMA RESIDENCES

PA GIVES HERITAGE PROTECTION STATUS TO ANOTHER 52 SLIEMA RESIDENCES

September, 06, 2019
Fifty-two town-houses located in Triq Stella Maris and Triq il-Palazz Capua in Sliema have been given heritage protection status by the Planning Authority following consultation with the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage. Read more

 EXPLORE THE ARCHITECTURAL ELEGANCE AND CULTURAL  HERITAGE OF ONE OF MALTA’S OLDEST CITIES

EXPLORE THE ARCHITECTURAL ELEGANCE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF ONE OF MALTA’S OLDEST CITIES

September, 04, 2019
The Planning authority’s popular monthly architecture and heritage planning tour will this year take visitors to the south of Malta to the city of Żejtun. Read more

INNOVATION AT THE CENTER OF THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL  CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE & SPATIAL PLANNING

INNOVATION AT THE CENTER OF THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE & SPATIAL PLANNING

September, 04, 2019
‘Reinventing Places through Innovation’ will be the theme behind this year’s Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning conference which is to be held at the Hilton Malta on Thursday 7th November 2019. In its 3rd edition, the conference aims to bring together foreign and local experts together with key public and private stakeholders in the Maltese economy to discuss and explore new ways on how Malta can address the challenges in land use development that are a result of the dynamic nature of architecture and spatial planning. Read more