Owner not in possession of property still responsible for planning illegalities
The Court reminded that according to law, the Executive Council may serve an enforcement notice on both the owner or occupier of any land, requiring ‘any existing use or...
Authority failed to prove that building was of historic interest
The Planning Commission turned down applicant’s request after it felt that the façade contained ‘vernacular features which are worthy of conservation’
Conversion of stable to residence rejected

According to the Authority’s official records, the building was however...

According to the Authority’s official records, the...

38cm encroachment over roof terrace deemed ‘minimal’

The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal observed that the alterations...

The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal...

Permission in Qortin villa area not issued despite Court decision

The planning application for the construction of nine dwellings in a plot...

The planning application for the construction of nine...

Tribunal consents to relocation of tables and chairs

It was observed that appellant was already in possession of an area which had...

It was observed that appellant was already in possession of...

Proposal cannot be changed after Commission sitting

The Tribunal concluded that, in the circumstances, a new planning application...

The Tribunal concluded that, in the circumstances, a new...

Reconstruction of room allowed after it was found to have existed prior to 1978

The Planning Commission has turned down an application contemplating the redevelopment of an old room incorporating a roof consisting of masonry slabs and...

The Planning Commission has turned down an application...

Final decision on ex Imperial Hotel extension in three months

The Tribunal acceded to objectors’ request to suspend the permit to...

The Tribunal acceded to objectors’ request to suspend...

Tribunal not competent to decide about blocked window

The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal has ruled that in the case of a...

The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal has ruled that...

Green light to redevelopment in Category 3 Settlement

AT's planning application for the replacement of a building with a 2-storey...

AT's planning application for the replacement of a...

Farm proposal rejected after applicant found not to be a livestock breeder

An applicant who was not a registered livestock breeder could not sanction an ‘extended’ agricultural store to be used as a sheep farm and a...

An applicant who was not a registered livestock breeder...

Sliema hotel decision revoked due to legal error

The application for a Sliema hotel has been revoked due to a legal error

The application for a Sliema hotel has been revoked due to...

Tribunal consents to replacement  of an old fuel tank

A planning application seeking the replacement of an ‘old fuel...

A planning application seeking the replacement of an...

Applicant decides to scale down proposal at appeals stage

After appealing the decision before the Environment and Planning Review...

After appealing the decision before the Environment and...

Birzebbugia two-storey UCA dwelling granted extension

The extension permit was granted on appeal after the Planning Commission had...

The extension permit was granted on appeal after the...

A ‘girna’ and an agricultural room given the green light

After noting that the illegal room was situated close to the girna, the...

After noting that the illegal room was situated close to...

ODZ semi-detached dwelling next to a winery refused

The Tribunal held that the proposal would not result in an environmental...

The Tribunal held that the proposal would not result in an...

Request for billboards turned down

The fact that Transport Malta had not objected to the proposal could not be taken to mean that the proposed billboards would not compromise the traffic...

The fact that Transport Malta had not objected to the...

Fuel depot outside development zones refused

Although the proposed activity could not be located in a residential area, the...

Although the proposed activity could not be located in a...