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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

‘BIG NAMES’ IN ARCHITECTURE TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE IN  SECOND EDITION OF ARCHITECTURE ALIVE

‘BIG NAMES’ IN ARCHITECTURE TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE IN SECOND EDITION OF ARCHITECTURE ALIVE

September, 04, 2019
Award-winning architect Alison Brooks and Italian Architect Claudio Silvestrin are just two of the big-names who will kick off the 2nd edition of the popular Architecture Alive as of this October. Read more

REGULARISATION SCHEME TO BE EXTENDED - FEES TO REMAIN  THE SAME FOR ANOTHER YEAR

REGULARISATION SCHEME TO BE EXTENDED - FEES TO REMAIN THE SAME FOR ANOTHER YEAR

August, 21, 2019
The Executive Council of the Planning Authority has decided to extend the regularisation scheme by a further year without increasing the applicable rates. Read more

 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