Lift not needed when less than 30 dwellings
The Tribunal, however, observed that there was no obligation on an applicant to provide a lift when the number of apartments is less than 30
Tribunal finds issue with underground cistern and ‘small yards’
Concluding, the Tribunal underlined that that it was not enough for the Authority to comply with sanitary laws. Against this background, the Tribunal ordered the Authority to...
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...

Shop will contribute to the residential amenity

From the submitted plans, it transpires that the existing floor area is...

From the submitted plans, it transpires that the existing...

Court orders a thorough reassessment

The pertinent policies were changed in the interim period and the proposal was now in conflict with the new policies contained in the Local Plan

The pertinent policies were changed in the interim period...

Victoria local council loses appeal

Mepa, in 2014, instructed the council that the 14 ficus nitida trees were protected and the proposed uprooting was thus deemed unacceptable.  

Mepa, in 2014, instructed the council that the 14 ficus...

Court: planning organs not bound by external recommendations

In his detailed submissions, the objector highlighted that the applicant failed...

In his detailed submissions, the objector highlighted that...

Chimney illegal because not shown in latest permit

MEPA had issued a planning permit for catering use in 2007 but it was...

MEPA had issued a planning permit for catering use in 2007...

Gozo appeal dismissed because it reached Floriana late

Appeal submissions must formally reach the Tribunal offices in Floriana even if...

Appeal submissions must formally reach the Tribunal offices...

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Gymnasium gets go-ahead inside ‘area of containment’

A gymnasium complements commercial/industrial activity

A gymnasium complements commercial/industrial activity

MEPA ordered to reactivate a dismissed permit once it accepted a late payment

The Authority did not refer the ‘late payment’ back to the creditor though the payment was made following dismissal

The Authority did not refer the ‘late payment’...

Office approved in a block of Ta’ Xbiex apartments

In its assessment, the Tribunal made immediate reference to Policy 15.4, which...

In its assessment, the Tribunal made immediate reference to...

Tribunal says MEPA not competent to enter into 'ownership' issues

A third party lodged an appeal before the Environment and Planning Tribunal...

A third party lodged an appeal before the Environment and...

Swimming pool approved on roof without deck area

Appellant insisted that swimming pools have been approved in UNESCO World...

Appellant insisted that swimming pools have been approved...

Rehabilitation of military building allowed

The Commission concluded that the proposal “cannot be considered...

The Commission concluded that the proposal “cannot be...