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SUMMER BREAK FROM EXCAVATION AND DEMOLITION  WORKS IN TOURISM AREAS

SUMMER BREAK FROM EXCAVATION AND DEMOLITION WORKS IN TOURISM AREAS

May, 21, 2019
At construction sites, the demolition and excavation phase is by far the greatest inconvenience for the surrounding neighbourhood. In view of this, no demolition and excavation works will be permitted within tourism areas during the summer months. This initiative is being spearheaded by the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA), the Planning Authority and the Building Regulation Office (BRO). Read more

 PA PROPOSES TO INTRODUCE SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

PA PROPOSES TO INTRODUCE SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

May, 17, 2019
The Planning Authority is proposing standard procedures for Social Impact Assessments (SIA) to become a requirement as part of the planning system. Read more

POPULAR IRRESTAWRA DAREK GRANT SCHEME RE-OPENS FOR A THIRD TERM

POPULAR IRRESTAWRA DAREK GRANT SCHEME RE-OPENS FOR A THIRD TERM

May, 03, 2019
The Planning Authority’s highly sought after Irrestawra Darek grant scheme will re-open for a third term, following two successful years whereby the Authority committed €18 million. The grant scheme is open for privately owned residential properties located within Urban Conservation Areas (UCAs) and Grade 1 and Grade 2 scheduled residential buildings. This time around, the scheme is allocating €1 million to promote a more homogenous upgrade of streetscapes within UCAs. Read more

NEW FUEL STATION POLICY ISSUED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

NEW FUEL STATION POLICY ISSUED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

April, 29, 2019
Following months of intense consultation with various entities and stakeholders, the Planning Authority has published for public consultation, a new policy framework for fuel stations. This new proposed policy will guide the future evaluation of planning applications related only to the relocation of existing fuel stations which are currently having an adverse impact on urban areas. Read more

GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW ELDERLY RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS AT  ST VINCENT DE PAULE

GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW ELDERLY RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS AT ST VINCENT DE PAULE

April, 25, 2019
With the demand for long-term elderly care continually growing, the Planning Board gave the green light for development works to commence on the construction of new residential blocks to accommodate a further 490 elderly residents at the St Vincent de Paule (SVP) complex, limits of Luqa. Read more

PROPOSED MAGHTAB FUEL STATION NOT TO BE DISCUSSED TOMORROW

PROPOSED MAGHTAB FUEL STATION NOT TO BE DISCUSSED TOMORROW

April, 24, 2019
The Planning Board will tomorrow not be discussing and deciding upon the fuel service station planning application (PA3387/14) which is proposed to be developed in Maghtab, limits of Naxxar. The Board cited that once it was informed today that court proceedings related to this planning application have been lodged it is not prudent to discuss and decide on the application. Read more

21 NEW URBAN COMMUNITY PROJECTS RECEIVE PLANNING AUTHORITY BACKING

21 NEW URBAN COMMUNITY PROJECTS RECEIVE PLANNING AUTHORITY BACKING

April, 16, 2019
The Planning Authority has committed another €1.8 million from its Development Planning Fund to finance 21 urban improvement and community projects. The projects include the establishment of Malta’s first Transport Museum, embellishment, restoration and re-paving works and upgrading of a playing field. Read more

PA GRANTS PERMISSION FOR EMBELLISHMENT PROJECT IN AND  AROUND MQABBA’S MAIN PJAZZA

PA GRANTS PERMISSION FOR EMBELLISHMENT PROJECT IN AND AROUND MQABBA’S MAIN PJAZZA

April, 10, 2019
The main pjazza and surrounding streets of Mqabba will undergo extensive embellishment works after that the Planning Commission issued the go-ahead for works to commence. Read more

PA TO FUND €2.2 MILLION FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF NEW SIREN’S AQUATIC SPORTS COMPLEX

PA TO FUND €2.2 MILLION FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF NEW SIREN’S AQUATIC SPORTS COMPLEX

April, 10, 2019
The Siren’s aquatic sports club can finally fulfil their long-awaited dream of having modern, state-of-the-art sports facilities after the Planning Authority agreed to fund their ambitious project. Through its Development Planning Fund (DPF), the Authority will be financing up to 70% of the project, which is equivalent to €2.2 million. Read more

PA’S APPROVES NEW MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK WITH  OVERLYING PLAYGROUND IN SLIEMA

PA’S APPROVES NEW MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK WITH OVERLYING PLAYGROUND IN SLIEMA

April, 01, 2019
A new multi-storey carpark, which can take up to nearly 200 cars, was approved by the Planning Commission. The site adjacent to the 17th century De Redin coastal tower, better known as it-Torri, will see the demolition of the existing playground and the construction of a three storey car park with a new overlying playground. Read more