Permit to convert 19sq.m room to ODZ dwelling denied
The Tribunal found that for re/development to qualify in terms of Policy 5.2C, ‘a negative environment impact on the site and its surroundings’ had to subsist
Planning around the ‘best fit line’
The Tribunal concluded that it was willing to accept the proposal so long that a best fit line linking the maximum permitted height of 17.5 metres from the lower street frontage...
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...

Townsquare tower – Planning Authority should decide

In the case of Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar and a group of Tigné...

In the case of Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar and a group of...

Application to be reassessed in line with 2004 policies

Architect describes his proposal as ‘an iconic building that serves the...

Architect describes his proposal as ‘an iconic...

Appellant must be given opportunity to defend his case

The Court held that the Tribunal was obliged to take note of any illegalities...

The Court held that the Tribunal was obliged to take note...

Minister’s opinion on Ta’ Ċenċ carries no weight

The Court held that planning decisions are taken by the Planning Authority...

The Court held that planning decisions are taken by the...

Boundary wall on rear of villa approved

The Tribunal observed that the design was visually acceptable in the given context and thus ordered the Authority to issue the permit

The Tribunal observed that the design was visually...

Too small to be converted to an ODZ residence

An application for additions to an existing farmhouse outside the...

An application for additions to an existing...

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Consent from recognized co-owners 'a must'

The applicant for the sanctioning of an open staircase did not enjoy an...

The applicant for the sanctioning of an open staircase...

Third parties lose Rabat restaurant appeal

the Commission held that the proposal was in line with Policy

the Commission held that the proposal was in line with...

Building in Zebbug regularised

Safe vehicular access to and from the garage was possible once the area does not attact heavy traffic

Safe vehicular access to and from the garage was possible...

Parking of coaches not allowed in residential area

Appellant contended that the garage was constructed with a clear intention to...

Appellant contended that the garage was constructed with a...

Restoration works and office use in Valletta

Tribunal insisted that the existing façade, the hall way and the spiral...

Tribunal insisted that the existing façade, the hall...

Fine for tree uprooting ‘illegal’

Appellant could not be fined since he was never prosecuted before a Court of Law

Appellant could not be fined since he was never prosecuted...