Historic garden to be excavated for Naxxar hotel development
The development will see the excavation of the present tree-filled garden to make way for a basement car park, but the applicant is also promising to reinstate the garden at a...
Permit issued after Superintendence of Cultural Heritage withdraws concerns
The Tribunal noted that appellant had indeed secured a conditional no objection from the Superintendent during the pendency of appeal proceedings. Against this background, the...
Soil levelling to further agricultural activity

The Tribunal opined that the proposed landscaping was considered acceptable. On...

The Tribunal opined that the proposed landscaping was...

Mqabba retirement home back to the drawing board

The Tribunal found that the Authority had evidently failed to carry out such...

The Tribunal found that the Authority had evidently failed...

No need to retain façade due to already compromised streetscape

The Tribunal could see no benefit in insisting about the preservation of an old...

The Tribunal could see no benefit in insisting about the...

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...