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Dr Robert Musumeci is a warranted advocate and a perit. He also holds a Masters Degree in Conservation Technology in Masonry Buildings.

He is the founding partner of the architectural firm RMPERITI and prior to being admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2016, he had practiced as a perit since 1998. He is a former chairperson of the Building Industry Consultative Council (BICC) and presently holds the post of advisor within the office of the Prime Minister of Malta. Dr Musumeci was directly involved in the reforms which led to Malta Environment and Planning Authority’s demerger and the establishment of the new Lands Authority in 2016.

Dr Musumeci has published several academic articles related to planning legislation. He was selected by the Faculty of Laws (University of Malta) for the prize of Best Doctor of Laws Thesis Award 2016 for his thesis entitled 'The Development Planning Act 2016 - A critical Appraisal'.

Duty to give reasons
Planning Blog 17-11

On a site in Santa Venera, the planning commission rejected an application for the proposed demolition of a building and subsequent construction, maintaining that the proposed designs were objectionable

Of legitimate expectations in planning law
Planning Blog 10-11

A planning application for a LIDL supermarket located outside the development zone of Ghaxaq was initially dismissed as it was breaching various planning policies

Previous planning permits may not be ignored
Planning Blog 03-11

Permission for the demolition of a washroom, followed by the construction of an additional floor was given permission, despite 'various objections'

Planning Tribunal reluctant to probe into ‘civil issues’
Planning Blog 27-10

The Planning Authority granted planning permission for 'additions and alterations' to a dwelling located in Triq ir-Rokon, Kercem

Tribunal convinced by objectors
Planning Blog 20-10

Permission was granted for the construction of a terraced house in Qala, but there are a number of objections

Boundary wall given the go ahead
Planning Blog 13-10

The Planning Commission had to decide whether to grant planning permission for the construction of a boundary wall at the rear of a residential property located in San Lawrenz, Ghawdex

Duty to give reasons in refusing a planning application
Planning Blog 06-10

The Planning Authority initially refused a planning application for the relocation of a fuel station, along the coast road, which included a 'car wash area and retail facilities'

Mellieha chicken farm application rejected
Planning Blog 29-09

When faced with the decision on whether to grant permission for a new chicken farm as well as an underground reservoir, amongst other things, the Planning Authority turned down the application

Permit for Ghar Lapsi concrete platform turned down
Planning Blog 22-09

The proposal included on-site cooking, a 'temporary (seasonal) platform' and the re-design of toilet facilities, amonst other things

Warehouse not allowed since area is residential
Planning Blog 15-09

The Planning Authority has a decision to make: whether or not to sanction a garage turned into a warehouse after the applicany admitted that he had no planning permission

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