PA indicates intention to approve extra floor on Panorama hotel
ERA chairman Victor Axiak, NGO representative Annick Bonello and economist Gilmour Camilleri voted against the proposal due to the visual impact, whilst all other 8 board members...
Rabbit farm permitted after applicant satisfied AAC requests
A rabbit farm was permitted after the applicant satisfied the Agriculture Advisory Committee's requests 
Applicant asked to provide design transition solution

The Commission has given the applicant the opportunity to submit fresh...

The Commission has given the applicant the opportunity...

Material considerations come into play

The proposal was rejected after the Planning Board thought that it was in breach of Urban Objective 2 which seeks to improve the townscape and environment in...

The proposal was rejected after the Planning Board thought...

Material considerations come into play

The Planning Commission held that the case officer was wrong to assert that the proposal would result in a loss of parking 

The Planning Commission held that the case officer was...

Capping the number of one bedroom units

At issue was a planning application which envisaged the sanctioning of various internal alterations to a groundfloor level maisonette which led to its...

At issue was a planning application which envisaged the...

Historic garden to be excavated for Naxxar hotel development

The development will see the excavation of the present tree-filled garden to...

The development will see the excavation of the present...

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...

The Tribunal noted that appellant had indeed secured a...

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...

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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...