ODZ buildings turned residence rejected permit
In its assessment, the Tribunal held that it was not convinced that the residence was legally established, adding that a planning application is required to ‘divide a...
ODZ residence application rejected
The Tribunal said that the appellant had not managed to convince it that the residential use had been 'visible' in the 1978 records
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...

Change of use allowed because of no third party objections

A planning application entitled “Change of use from residential to...

A planning application entitled “Change of use...

Court decides that owners whose rights to build were at some point affected are eligible to compensation

A company owning a piece of land in Zebbug instituted legal proceedings against MEPA and the Attorney General before the Civil Court, after its property...

A company owning a piece of land in Zebbug instituted...

Refusal of ODZ swimming pool based on bad law

Tribunal’s decision to refuse ODZ swimming pool based on a wrong...

Tribunal’s decision to refuse ODZ swimming pool based...

MEPA ordered to issue permit for a  two-metre wide office

A  2013 planning application entitled “Change of use of part of...

A  2013 planning application entitled “Change...

Court orders Tribunal to investigate whether there is ‘commitment’

Tribunal asked to establish whether the presence of three dwellings constitute sufficient commitment to justify the proposed development in terms of the Local...

Tribunal asked to establish whether the presence of three...

Tribunal orders resizing of projecting facade at Savemart supermarket

Tribunal: applicant’s insistence that a 0.22 metre discrepancy is...

Tribunal: applicant’s insistence that a 0.22 metre...

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Court asks Tribunal to investigate precedents quoted by applicant

Appellant was correct to feel aggrieved when Tribunal was obliged to...

Appellant was correct to feel aggrieved...

MEPA obliged to “elaborate” on refusing an application

A development application entitled, ‘To sanction the construction of...

A development application entitled, ‘To sanction...

Ta’ Xbiex Seafront boathouse turned into an office

A planning application to convert a boathouse into an office fronting Ta’...

A planning application to convert a boathouse into an...

Underground reservoir permitted

A planning application entitled ‘To construct underground agricultural reservoir’ was initially turned down by MEPA’s Environment and...

A planning application entitled ‘To construct...

Policy guidelines allow 3-metre wide openings in UCAs

A planning application entailing, inter alia, the widening of a façade...

A planning application entailing, inter alia, the widening...

Paceville kiosk approved on a roof of a corner restaurant

A planning application entitled “Proposed construction of kiosk at approved...

A planning application entitled “Proposed construction of...