Planning Tribunal reluctant to delve into civil matters
The Tribunal held that it was precluded to delve into civil matters, particularly so when a title was in dispute. Against this background, the appeal was rejected while the permit...
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 serve to encourage...
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...

Showroom abutting a distributor road seen as a better option

A planning application contemplating minor alterations and “change...

A planning application contemplating minor alterations...

Court requests Tribunal to reassess refusal based on alleged loss of parking

A planning application contemplating the change of use of a garage to a commercial outlet was turned down by the MEPA’s Planning Commission after it...

A planning application contemplating the change of use...

Court orders Tribunal to evaluate quoted precedents

A planning application for the construction of dwelling units and an...

A planning application for the construction of...

Court revokes permit for catering establishment without a chimney stack

A planning request which led to a permission for a catering establishment along with tables and chairs, to be located in the front garden, was entertained by...

A planning request which led to a permission for a catering...

Tribunal issues permit for stables following declaration that land is not “environmentally sensitive”

A 2012 planning application contemplating the construction of four stables in Triq Hal-Kirkop (in the limits of Mqabba) was turned down by the Planning...

A 2012 planning application contemplating the...

Tribunal orders Planning Commission to issue design conditions for open storage

An outline planning application entitled “To convert soft stone quarry into an open storage premises, soft landscaping areas and restoring of existing...

An outline planning application entitled “To convert...

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Objector claims that 2006 Local Plans were promulgated in an ‘abusive’ manner

A planning permit for the construction of basement and semi-basement garages, domestic stores as well as overlying maisonettes, apartments and penthouses...

A planning permit for the construction of basement and...

Additional floor permitted on Sliema town house

A planning application for the construction of an additional floor over a...

A planning application for the construction of an...

Tribunal issues permit for extension and stables

A 2010 planning application for the carrying out of structural alterations...

A 2010 planning application for the carrying out of...

Outgoing tribunal revokes permit where penthouse was already built

An application for the division of an existing residence into two residential...

An application for the division of an existing residence...

Tribunal rejects request to assess plans not forming part of application

A 2002 planning application for the sanctioning of various structural alterations to a commercial building situated in Triq l-Ghadam, Mriehel, was turned...

A 2002 planning application for the sanctioning of...

Tribunal rejects MEPA assertions as based on ‘mere perception’

A planning application for the “change of use of part of a garage to...

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