Permit denied for 10sq.m Valletta class 4C outlet
Notwithstanding the fact that the premises occupied a small footprint, the Tribunal was still concerned that a bar would generate unacceptable sound levels and a high volume of...
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 Services (MATS)...
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...

Planning Tribunal reluctant to probe into ‘civil issues’

The Planning Authority granted planning permission for 'additions and...

The Planning Authority granted planning permission for...

Tribunal convinced by objectors

Permission was granted for the construction of a terraced house in Qala, but there are a number of objections

Permission was granted for the construction of a terraced...

Boundary wall given the go ahead

The Planning Commission had to decide whether to grant planning permission for the construction of a boundary wall at the rear of a residential property...

The Planning Commission had to decide whether to grant...

Duty to give reasons in refusing a planning application

The Planning Authority initially refused a planning application for the...

The Planning Authority initially refused a planning...

Mellieha chicken farm application rejected

When faced with the decision on whether to grant permission for a new chicken...

When faced with the decision on whether to grant permission...

Permit for Ghar Lapsi concrete platform turned down

The proposal included on-site cooking, a 'temporary (seasonal)...

The proposal included on-site cooking, a 'temporary...

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Warehouse not allowed since area is residential

The Planning Authority has a decision to make: whether or not to sanction a...

The Planning Authority has a decision to make: whether or...

Transition policy finds no applicability

Third party appeal was lodged with the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal after the Planning Authority issued permission for the construction of a multi...

Third party appeal was lodged with the Environment and...

50-metre building depth not allowed

Policy P27 aims to safeguard the integrity of existing gardens and backyards that provide a positive contribution to the urban grain of a neighbourhood

Policy P27 aims to safeguard the integrity of existing...

New construction would lead to visual improvement

Urban Objective 3 of the SPED ‘encourages the upgrading of derelict sites...

Urban Objective 3 of the SPED ‘encourages the...

Architect insists on aesthetics rather than policy dimensions

The Authority held that ‘ameliorating the visual impact of the...

The Authority held that ‘ameliorating the visual...

Garage cannot be turned into a store

Storage facilities are likely to have a deleterious impact because of visual intrusion, noise, vibration, atmospheric pollution, unusually high traffic...

Storage facilities are likely to have a deleterious impact...