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
Rabat road petrol pump set for refusal

Ludwig Camilleri’s attempt to relocate a petrol station from Birkirkara’s Valley Road to outside the development zones on the Rabat Road near...

Ludwig Camilleri’s attempt to relocate a petrol...

New zoning attempt to drop Qawra villas and turn them into apartment blocks

Owners of a row of one-storey Qawra bungalows are proposing zoning changes first rejected in 2017, which could pave the way for apartments on this...

Owners of a row of one-storey Qawra bungalows are proposing...

State had no claim to register contested Qala lands, Joint Office says

Qala quarry once earmarked for cruise liner terminal is the subject of ongoing court case between private owners and business group

Qala quarry once earmarked for cruise liner terminal is the...

Lija garden threatened by development, left unprotected

A massive private garden inside Lija’s urban conservation area is...

A massive private garden inside Lija’s urban...

Fortina to enlarge lido through land reclamation

Sliema’s Fortina hotel has presented plans to extend lido facilities over...

Sliema’s Fortina hotel has presented plans to extend...

Residents object to obstruction of St George’s Bay views

Paranga platform will rise 5m above Dragonara Road, in breach of local plan

Paranga platform will rise 5m above Dragonara Road, in...

New Manoel Island plan to retain public park of over 80,000 square metres

The company said the revised plans seek to ensure the island’s important heritage buildings, sites and foreshore as well as ‘significant green...

The company said the revised plans seek to ensure the...

Attard residents fear Roseville elderly home extension

The PA’s new planning policy allows two extra storeys on old...

The PA’s new planning policy allows two extra storeys...

AX Holdings showroom in Mosta approved due to site’s ‘low archeological value’

The Planning Authgority said the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage had determined that the site in an area known as il-Wesgha tal-Ġganti in Mosta had...

The Planning Authgority said the Superintendence for...

Nursery homes away from urban areas isolating old people

Retirement homes on the fringe of urban areas may discourage the elderly from...

Retirement homes on the fringe of urban areas may...

Controversial Naxxar stadium plan got letter of intent during election

Two letters of intent for a stadium in Gharghur were issued right in the middle of the 2017 election campaign – one by the parliamentary secretariat...

Two letters of intent for a stadium in Gharghur were...

'Insensitive Townsquare developers' to start excavation works ahead of appeal outcome

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar accuse Townsquare developers of purposely presenting the controversial development as a fait accompli, ignoring the Environment and...

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar accuse Townsquare developers of...

Planning Board approves request to develop new Xewkija business centre

The Planning Board today also sanctioned the l-Arka ta’ Noe Zoo in Siggiewi

The Planning Board today also sanctioned the l-Arka...

Works on €100 million Townsquare project in Sliema to start next month

Works on the controversial Sliema skyscraper to begin in the next weeks

Works on the controversial Sliema skyscraper to begin in...

Din l-Art Helwa voices concern over green light for illegal Valletta rooftop additions

Planning Authority considering sanctioning illegally-built rooftop floor on two historic houses in Merchant’s Street

Planning Authority considering sanctioning illegally-built...

Animal hospital kiosk awaits Lands Authority’s permission

Planning Authority suspends application for 50 sq.m kiosk next to animal...

Planning Authority suspends application for 50 sq.m kiosk...

[WATCH] Palumbo oil rig 'eyesore' needs to go, Valletta 2018 chairman says

The oil rig, which has been berthed at the Palumbo yard in Grand Harbour for over a year, has ruined the Grand Harbour view

The oil rig, which has been berthed at the Palumbo yard in...

16th century ruins to make way for Kercem store

The planning authority has approved the construction of a 40 sq.m agricultural...

The planning authority has approved the construction of a...