PA approves demolition of building on site earmarked for 13-storey Xlendi hotel
Munxar mayor says demolition will be pretext for 13-storey hotel, but PA insists developers have right to demolish building without approval of future plans
Swatar landowners now want to change local plans to force development plans
Owners of 123,000sq.m farmland want to change local plan that limits development and requires development brief before any construction takes place
Potentially damaging ozone increased due to less traffic in first lockdown

Less traffic on the roads during soft lockdown led to a reduction in air pollution, but caused potentially damaging surface ozone levels to rise in Msida...

Less traffic on the roads during soft lockdown led to...

NGOs to appeal decision not to award them legal standing in Miżieb challenge

NGOs denied legal standing in Administrative Review Tribunal challenging Lands Authority woodlands deal to hunting lobby

NGOs denied legal standing in Administrative Review...

Planning Authority set to refuse Wied Għomor hotel

For the second time in as many days, decision-makers at the Planning Authority...

For the second time in as many days, decision-makers at the...

NGOs must take Miżieb woodland challenge to another court, magistrate says

Environmental NGOs fighting Lands decision to give hunters l-Aħrax and Miżieb woodlands encounter first stumbling block

Environmental NGOs fighting Lands decision to give hunters...

Burmarrad roundabout near prospective supermarket is ‘traffic-calming measure’, IM says

Infrastructure Malta has formally presented plans to build a roundabout right next to the site of a proposed supermarket, outside development zones, in...

Infrastructure Malta has formally presented plans to build...

Planning Authority sends Naxxar 72-apartment block back to drawing board

Board overrules Planning Directorate’s approval of project and asks developer to present new plans which are more respectful of the townscape

Board overrules Planning Directorate’s approval of...

Zoo animals could get noisy neighbours with Siggiewi shooting range

A backfilled quarry of 11,000sq.m of land outside development zones in Siggiewi...

A backfilled quarry of 11,000sq.m of land outside...

Main Gozo road with only ‘occasional congestion’ to be widened

No impact assessment for Marsalforn road-widening that will result in overall...

No impact assessment for Marsalforn road-widening that will...

Dead turtle found entangled in fishing nets prompts call for urgent action

Nature Trust calls on public and fishers to reduce marine litter, plastics at sea, and to recover lost fishing gear

Nature Trust calls on public and fishers to reduce marine...

Gzira local council ramps up action to defend community garden

Gzira files lawsuit challenging legality of PA appeals tribunal decisin that...

Gzira files lawsuit challenging legality of PA appeals...

Replica must replace removed Attard niche

Superintendence insists on compensation for loss of original niche and...

Superintendence insists on compensation for loss of...

Naxxar farmhouse heads for demolition

A terraced house and retail shop will replace an old Naxxar farmhouse on Jean de la Vallette Street, which will be demolished despite meriting protection...

A terraced house and retail shop will replace an old Naxxar...

Awaiting verdict: Seven planning decisions to watch out for

Malta wants to rush into post-COVID normality but under pressure from resilient...

Malta wants to rush into post-COVID normality but under...

Security at Buskett heightened as barn owl conservation project enters next phase

The barn owl conservation project undertaken by hunting organisation FKNK at Buskett aims to introduce the species back into the wild after it went...

The barn owl conservation project undertaken by hunting...

After high-rise, Xghajra land earmarked for five-storey ODZ project

A five-storey Xghajra development will uproot trees and rubble walls on land...

A five-storey Xghajra development will uproot trees and...

Sant: ‘I saw Mrieħel flyover plans… there’s no justification for the loss of agricultural land’

Former Labour leader tells ‘friend’ Ian Borg that after surveying flyover plans he cannot understand justification for project

Former Labour leader tells ‘friend’ Ian Borg...

Planning Authority chairman defends need for Mriehel flyover

Graffitti and PN insist on a masterplan before changes to Marsa and Mriehel...

Graffitti and PN insist on a masterplan before changes to...

Improved taste of Maltese tap water part of project in €558,000 fund

€558,000 allocated for research and innovation projects in energy and water

€558,000 allocated for research and innovation...