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The former milk plant, designed by renowned architect Joseph Huntingford, now enjoys protection status

WBRU rejects accusations levelled by CABS over monitoring of hunting season

The Wild Birds Regulation Unit has denied CABS’s accusations of 'taking credit for their efforts against illegal bird trapping

No decision yet on Marsalforn tall building planning application

Planning Authority reacts to concerns over possible introduction of high-rise in Gozo: ‘In 2014, Gozo was precluded as an area where the FAR policy can be applied and used for new proposed development’

30 new tree protection areas announced

Around 66% of Malta's indigenous trees are either rare or endangered, environment minister warns 

Application seeks to transform Marsalforn into a high-rise area

Despite a high-rise policy arguing against the introduction of tall buildings in Gozo, a planning application seeks to increase the height of apartment blocks to 12 floors

Second referendum ‘last resort’, says BirdLife as FKNK calls them ‘sore losers’

During an interview on RTK’s ‘Newsbook’, Mark Sultana said that a referendum on spring hunting should be the last resort

Wild Bird Regulation Unit accused of taking credit for CABS’s work

eNGO CABS has accused WBRU head Sergei Golovkin of using its efforts to ‘whitewash the total failure of his authority to control illegal bird trapping in spring’

'Irrestawra Darek' €8 million scheme taken up completely ahead of schedule

Sliema, Haz-Zebbug and Valletta were the top three localities to apply for a scheme allowing new house owners to receive refunds for works on property in urban conservation areas

Updated | 29 MEPs petition Muscat to close spring hunting season

Group of MEPs join BirdLife in urging government to close spring hunting season after marsh harrier found shot at Selmun  

FAA criticises assessment of proposed work at Sacra Infermeria

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar questioned why the option of adapting under-used areas of St Elmo was not looked into • Serious concerns on safety issues not assuaged by PA’s insistence that security was the project architect’s responsibility

PD urges government to buy back Manoel Island and turn it into a national park

Democratic Party says if government makes sure to collect the real value from other projects, it could use the money to buy Manoel Island back

Zabbar agritourism breached local plan but still got permit

The agritourism policy yardstick was not applied since owner is not a farmer, but the project was approved despite being in breach of the local plan due to its beneficial impact on tourism

Huge commercial hub proposed next to Zejtun’s Lidl

An application for a huge three-level retail centre foresees the 'rehabilitation' of the area, the demolition of existing structures and the construction of a commercial hub

Council stands up to ‘al fresco’ nightmare as restaurants take over parking spaces

The Marsaskala local council is calling on parliamentary secretary for lands Deborah Schembri to suspend rules regulating outside catering establishments after a restaurant permit caused parking issues

Developers avoid EIA with downsized Luqa project

GAP developers have dropped three of their five applications to develop apartments on a tract of open space in Luqa, avoiding the need to conduct an environmental impact assessment

Approval to ‘finish off’ permitted development

The Tribunal found no reason to dismiss a request to renew a permit if the second application is submitted when the original permit is still valid

400-year-old San Anton Palace reservoir to be restored

Memorandum of Understanding for the restoration of a rainwater reservoir at San Anton Palace signed on World Water Day

Development on 18,000m2 rationalisation Marsaxlokk site approved

PA approves development in on a site in Marsaxlokk added to development boundaries in 2006 while rejecting similar development on a larger site in Mosta also included in the infamous 2006 rationalisation excerice.

Disposal of construction waste: minister to move legal notice to curtail illegal dumping

The Requisition of Excavation Voids Regulations (2017) will enable government to requisition any excavation void • Operators who fail to abide by conditions may lose their operating permits