Social impact assessments for projects to get standard template
The assessment will remain optional in most cases and will only become a requirement if a Strategic Environment Assessment says so
Valletta’s bulky arches to be replaced by slender foot bridges
The Great Harbour Regeneration Corporation is proposing the demolition of five existing arched bridges connecting a Valletta housing estate to Triq San Bastjan
Red letter day for Sliema as Townsquare set for approval

The 100-metre development was reduced by 37m after a 2018 decision by the...

The 100-metre development was reduced by 37m after a 2018...

Manoel Island quarantine cemeteries could force change in project’s plans

The discovery of a cemetery, containing graves of people who died in quarantine on Manoel Island, has raised questions about what is to happen to this part of...

The discovery of a cemetery, containing graves of people...

Mosta: Planning Authority now zoning 36,000 sq.m area for development

Effects of 2006 extension of building zones: Over 36,000sq.m of agricultural...

Effects of 2006 extension of building zones: Over...

Central Link project: Superintendence warns against ‘undesirable’ heritage loss

Superintendence for Cultural Heritage has described the demolition of a cluster of vernacular structures around Attard’s St Paul’s chapel as part...

Superintendence for Cultural Heritage has described the...

Mensija residents irked at loss of valley views to eight-storey block

San Gwann residents have been left fuming over the loss of views caused by an...

San Gwann residents have been left fuming over the loss of...

1886 Birkirkara house threatened by five-storey complex

A house inside the urban conservation in Birkirkara has been earmarked for...

A house inside the urban conservation in Birkirkara has...

Tower games: How one high rise building justifies another

Mercury house and Fortina high-rises will reduce the visual impact of db tower,...

Mercury house and Fortina high-rises will reduce the visual...

Civic action in Malta: same old 'nimbyism' or a new awakening?

The social media is abuzz with civic action groups decrying over-development in...

The social media is abuzz with civic action groups decrying...

‘Rabat promenade will obliterate nature’ says ERA in missive against project

Environmental watchdog says promenade in Rabat should be limited to a two-metre-wide walkway shared between cyclists and pedestrians

Environmental watchdog says promenade in Rabat should be...

Superintendence alarmed by plans for holiday village near Wied iz-Zurrieq

The development consists of 14 holiday bungalows and is being proposed instead of the wedding halls but will extend over a larger area

The development consists of 14 holiday bungalows...

Marsa matchbox factory façade deserves protection

In total, the project will generate 3,560sq.m of retail and...

In total, the project will generate 3,560sq.m of...

ERA still considering appeal against Luqa petrol station

Authority’s appeal against petrol station in Burmarrad being challenged...

Authority’s appeal against petrol station in...

[WATCH] Law for land expropriation in afforestation efforts underway

The law, which would target degraded land which is subject to enforcement...

The law, which would target degraded land which is subject...

Delimara road works raise fears of mass ‘invasion’

The development has been described as a double-edged sword by environmentalist...

The development has been described as a double-edged sword...

Court upholds Planning Authority appeal against Tribunal decisions

The Tribunal had annulled enforcement notices issued by the Planning Authority...

The Tribunal had annulled enforcement notices issued by the...

Lidl wants to open supermarket in Zebbug

The supermarket chain is planning a new supermarket and underlying commercial development on the corner between Mdina Road and Attard Road

The supermarket chain is planning a new supermarket and...

Owners of abandoned Mellieha hotel fight demolition order

The ruins of the Festival Hotel is a buffer zone for an Area of Ecological...

The ruins of the Festival Hotel is a buffer zone for...

Villa Degiorgio in Sliema saved from demolition

The Planning Authority has refused an application to demolish and rebuild the...

The Planning Authority has refused an application to...