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 Pawl il-Bahar was granted by the Planning Authority notwithstanding there being a number of objections
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 substantial part of the site...
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...

Tribunal rejects application despite Court direction

The Tribunal held that in this case, privacy could still be attained for a...

The Tribunal held that in this case, privacy could still be...

Farmer already in possession of storage rooms

Where illegal development is present on a site, new development on that same...

Where illegal development is present on a site, new...

30-metre depth rule should be context driven

A planning application contemplating the change of use from an educational...

A planning application contemplating the change of use...

Balzan tea shop refused due to nuisance

Objectors alleged there was a total disregard of parking rules

Objectors alleged there was a total disregard of parking...

Gharghur permit to stay

The site was not located within a Strategic Open Gap, nor an area of scientific importance or an area of Agricultural Value 

The site was not located within a Strategic Open Gap, nor...

Permit stays without prejudice to third party rights

The Tribunal observed that the projection was adequately set back from the...

The Tribunal observed that the projection was adequately...

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No to Bugibba catering outlet

Food and drink outlet not permitted due to shared access used by residents living within the same block

Food and drink outlet not permitted due to shared access...

Pastizzeria approved in secondary town centre

Current policies allow the possibility to ‘utilise a form of filtering...

Current policies allow the possibility to ‘utilise a...

Penthouse application overturned

The Superintendent of Cultural Heritage had endorsed the proposal and the Planning Directorate gave a favourable recommendation

The Superintendent of Cultural Heritage had endorsed the...

Application for ODZ residence conversion turned down

Existing building to be converted must have a minimum floor area of 100 square...

Existing building to be converted must have a minimum floor...

Farmer convinces tribunal

Development not found to compromise the site scheduling characteristics

Development not found to compromise the site scheduling...

Cosmetics store rejected in Swieqi

A planning application to convert part of a garage into a cosmetics store was turned down by the Environment and Planning Commission because it 'has a...

A planning application to convert part of a garage...