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Issue 7/17

Information Technology NEW GEOPORTAL TO PROVIDE FAST, EASY-TO-USE PLANNING DATA INTERFACE The Planning Authority has launched a new online geographic information system (GIS) which will enable the user to access data in a faster and a more user-friendly web-based interface, helping the user to identify issues of primary importance to them. Read More

Planning Decision Planning notices

GOZO MEDICAL SCHOOL GETS THUMPS UP BY PLANNING BOARD The Planning Board approved planning permission for the construction of a medical school within the grounds of the Gozo General Hospital in Rabat. This educational infrastructural project forms part of a comprehensive redevelopment of the Gozo Hospital site. Read More

Public Consultation NEW PROPOSED PLANNING POLICY GUIDANCE FOR MAGHTAB AREA To better address the planning lacunas that exist in the Central Malta Local Plan for the Magħtab Area and improve the environmental context of the area, the Planning Authority has drafted and issued for public consultation a new planning strategy guidance for the Magħtab area. Read More

Book Review JOSEPH M SPITERI – A MALTESE ARCHITECT AND HIS WORK This book sets out to bring together some of the architectural drawings and projects produced by Perit Joseph M. Spiteri (1934-2013) throughout the course of his long career as a design architect working in Malta in the years 1958-1998. Among the many works illustrated are various buildings which have long become familiar landmarks, such as the Kennedy Memorial Grove at Salina and many others. Read more

Employee Profile TECHNOLOGY FACILITATES HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT An interview with Mr Roderick Micallef an administrative assistant, who has been working for the past eight years within the Planning Authority. His main role is to oversee the adminstration of employees’ attendance. This also includes the training of personnel in using the human resources information system and supervision of its maintenance. Read more

Protecting Buildings and Monuments in Valletta MAISONS DEMANDOLS Maisons Demandols is located in South Street opposite the Fine Arts Museum. It is a Baroque building consisting of three houses having facades in the same architectural treatment. In 1652 these three houses were acquired by Balthazar de Demandolx, who was the Provencal Bailiff and Captain-General of the Galleys of the Order after whom the houses are named. Read More

Planning 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 7/17  
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