Over 12,400 building permits make 2019 another booming year for construction
Data shows number of permits for new dwellings registering first decline since 2013 but still the second highest ever in the last years
PA declares intention to approve Ta’ Xbiex 15-storey tower
Case officer recommended refusal due to basement garage heights being lower than established at law
Hunters’ Tower restaurant in Marsaxlokk to make way for hotel after permit approved

All Planning Authority board members have voted in favour of a 112-room hotel that will replace an existing restaurant on ODZ land in Marsaxlokk

All Planning Authority board members have voted in favour...

Lia sixth-floor Valletta boardroom gets PA board approval

PA approves Pawlu Lia’s six-storey block in...

PA approves Pawlu Lia’s six-storey...

Stricter rules for developments in vicinity of historical buildings

Environment minister Aaron Farrugia announces stricter rules for developments...

Environment minister Aaron Farrugia announces stricter...

DB group withdraws separate application to excavate ITS site

Application withdrawn just a week before start of public consultation by...

Application withdrawn just a week before start...

Fort Cambridge high-rise hits snag

Five years on, PA is still considering whether to schedule Fort Cambridge barracks earmarked for 31-storey hotel

Five years on, PA is still considering whether to schedule...

Government supercharges funding for green planning projects by local councils

Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia announced a 'Green reform' of the Development Planning Fund

Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning...

Gaffarena presents new plans for Handaq agritourism

Land includes field acquired through Old Mint Street expropriation that is...

Land includes field acquired through Old Mint Street...

Entire stretch of Burmarrad main road to be turned into four-storey zone

Proposed changes to the local plan are earmarking parts of Burmarrad road as a zone for four-storey retail and office construction 

Proposed changes to the local plan are earmarking parts of...

Appeal on DB project: high-rise decision vitiated by conflicts of interest

NGOs’ appeal against planning decision for permit for DB high-rise refers to conflicts of interest for board members Matthew Pace and Labour MP Clayton...

NGOs’ appeal against planning decision for permit for...

Naxxar braced for eight-storey high residential block near trade fair grounds

Open space at former Trade Fair grounds now faces second application for tower apartment block

Open space at former Trade Fair grounds now faces second...

100 new apartments to rise next to Mosta archaeological site

The 100 dwelling units, retail shops and car park will be built over a total of...

The 100 dwelling units, retail shops and car park will be...

Piecemeal application proposes extra floor to former Imperial Hotel

Extra floor proposed on the former Imperial Hotel in Sliema over and above...

Extra floor proposed on the former Imperial Hotel in...

Superintendence expresses grave concern over Villa St Ignatius

Cultural heritage watchdog says plans will result in further demolition of...

Cultural heritage watchdog says plans will result in...

Hotel next to Tigné church will rise to 14 floors

Developer redesigns hotel to include set back at the upper three floors to...

Developer redesigns hotel to include set back at the...

PA shelves deadline for planning applications on extended building zones

The circular was issued in December 2012 and told owners of the land on which development could take place thanks to the ‘rationalisation’...

The circular was issued in December 2012 and told owners of...

Five-storey building proposed 60 metres from Skorba Temples

Superintendence for Cultural Heritage objects due to impact on vistas from the...

Superintendence for Cultural Heritage objects due to impact...

MIDI says Manoel Island amendments do not impact on overall heights

MIDI says total built-up area in amended plan is identical to...

MIDI says total built-up area in amended plan is identical...

Higher buildings proposed at Manoel Island

Plans submitted by MIDI in September foresee an additional four metres in...

Plans submitted by MIDI in September foresee an additional...