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Issue 29/16

Scheduling PLANNING AUTHORITY SCHEDULES PROPERTIES HAVING RARE MUXRABIJA FEATURE The Planning Authority has recently scheduled, as a Grade 2 protection, 36 properties which incorporate within their facade the rare Mediterranean architectural feature consisting of a window-like element know as the Muxrabija. Read More

Public Consultation SITE AT TAC-CNUS, XEWKIJA (GOZO) The Planning Authority has been requested by Government to initiate a partial local plan review of the Gozo and Comino Local Plan (2006) for Xewkija, site at Tac-Cnus. The Planning Authority is publishing, for public consultation, the proposed objective which will guide the formulation of this review. The proposed objective is: To amend the alignment of Triq San Pawl in Xewkija (Gozo). Read More


DWELLINGS APPROVED 2016 During the month of October, there was an increase in the number of approved dwellings over the previous years. The Planning Authority approved 849 new apartments, 87 maisonettes and 25 terraced houses. Also during the month of October, statistics show a significant increase in the number of validated development planning applications, over the corresponding period of the previous year. Read more

Heritage Planning THE HISTORY OF TELEPHONE AND PILLAR BOXES IN MALTA The postal service in Malta was already established during the period when the Islands were under the rule of the Order of St. John. During the British rule the first two post pillar boxes were installed in 1860 in Valletta in St George’s Square and at the Marina near the Customs House. Read More


PLANNING AUTHORITY TEAM KICK OFF FOOTBALL SEASON IN MESA LEAGUE Following last year's successful experience, the Planning Authority’s football team is once again participating in this year’s Third Division league organised by the Malta Employees Sports Association (MESA) for Government departments and parastatal entities. Read More

Protecting Buildings and Monuments in Valletta CHURCH OF ST JAMES The Church of St. James at the corner of Triq il-Merkanti and Triq Melita was built in 1710 according to the design of the Italian architect Romano Carapecchia. It has a refined Baroque style with a highly ornate façade having various different sculptural decorations. A secondary door was extant on the side of the church...Read More

Planning notices LIST OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS, DECISIONS AND ENFORCEMENT NOTICES The full lists of planning applications received and planning decisions taken by the Planning Board/Commissions are published on the website of the Department of Information on a weekly basis. The applications and decisions are set out by locality and within each locality in reference number order. One can also view the list of stop and enforcement notices. Read More

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Planning MT Newsletter 29/16