Mqabba retirement home back to the drawing board
The Tribunal found that the Authority had evidently failed to carry out such assessment. For this reason, the Tribunal annulled the permit and requested the Authority to reassess...
No need to retain façade due to already compromised streetscape
The Tribunal could see no benefit in insisting about the preservation of an old façade being located in an unalike urban streetscape. For this reason, the Tribunal ordered...
Permit denied for 10sq.m Valletta class 4C outlet

Notwithstanding the fact that the premises occupied a small footprint, the...

Notwithstanding the fact that the premises occupied a small...

PA rejects valley side fireworks factory

The permit was originally rejected in 2018 but the case was sent back to the board by the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal after the Malta Air Traffic...

The permit was originally rejected in 2018 but the case was...

Absence of colour implies  that no change took place

The Tribunal concluded that the Authority was correct to assume that the store...

The Tribunal concluded that the Authority was correct to...

Room approved in spite of 30-metre rule

The Trbunal held that there was no objection to the issuing of the permit, so long as applicant was subject to a fine of €540 since he had proceeded with...

The Trbunal held that there was no objection to the issuing...

A ‘co-owner’ is an ‘owner’ for the purpose of planning law

A permission for the construction of three apartments in Triq it-Turisti, San...

A permission for the construction of three apartments in...

Planning application 'trimmed' to what was legally established and environmentally compatible

The Authority was ordered to issue the permit subject to the removal of another room which was found to be illegal, and rehabilitating the remaining...

The Authority was ordered to issue the permit subject to...

Permit to convert 19sq.m room to ODZ dwelling denied

The Tribunal found that for re/development to qualify in terms of Policy 5.2C,...

The Tribunal found that for re/development to qualify in...

Planning around the ‘best fit line’

The Tribunal concluded that it was willing to accept the proposal so long that a best fit line linking the maximum permitted height of 17.5 metres from the...

The Tribunal concluded that it was willing to accept the...

Lift not needed when less than 30 dwellings

The Tribunal, however, observed that there was no obligation on an applicant to...

The Tribunal, however, observed that there was no...

Tribunal finds issue with underground cistern and ‘small yards’

Concluding, the Tribunal underlined that that it was not enough for the...

Concluding, the Tribunal underlined that that it was not...

Stables approved by Tribunal  following revised drawings

In its assessment, the Tribunal confirmed that the Commission had received a...

In its assessment, the Tribunal confirmed that the...

Authority ordered to issue permit for installation of aluminium apertures

In its assessment, the Tribunal noted that the streetscape design was not uniform. In addition, the Tribunal observed that applicant’s tenement was...

In its assessment, the Tribunal noted that the streetscape...

Planning Tribunal reluctant to delve into civil matters

The Tribunal held that it was precluded to delve into civil matters,...

The Tribunal held that it was precluded to delve into civil...

Garage next to ODZ dwelling refused

The Tribunal felt that were the construct of a one-storey garage next to an ODZ dwelling outside the limits of Dingli be approved, the proposal would only...

The Tribunal felt that were the construct of a one-storey...

Re-instatement of area with soil permitted

The Tribunal noted that the Authority was correct to state that the site in...

The Tribunal noted that the Authority was correct to state...

Store turned cooking area denied permit

A planning application for the change of use of a previously approved store to an area where applicant could cook dry food with the intention to be sold...

A planning application for the change of use of a...

ODZ buildings turned residence rejected permit

In its assessment, the Tribunal held that it was not convinced that the...

In its assessment, the Tribunal held that it was not...

ODZ residence application rejected

The Tribunal said that the appellant had not managed to convince it that the residential use had been 'visible' in the 1978 records

The Tribunal said that the appellant had not managed to...