2021 sees lowest approval of ODZ dwellings in five years
In 2021 the Planning Authority approved 107 new dwellings outside development zones, the lowest number since 2016
Heritage watchdog says new Sliema townhouse storeys are unacceptable
Superintendence objects to additional floors on Blanche Huber Street townhouses attributed to Gustavo Vincenti
Three-block Xgħajra project turned into mega 13-storey block

Small changes in mega-development in one of Malta’s smallest seaside...

Small changes in mega-development in one of Malta’s...

88-apartment Portelli block set for approval in Balzan

Development proposed by a business partner of Gozitan developer Joseph Portelli...

Development proposed by a business partner of Gozitan...

Gozo aqueduct to undergo extensive restoration

The restoration of the Gozo aqueduct will be complete in 2025

The restoration of the Gozo aqueduct will be complete in...

Missing bridges to be rebuilt in Balluta Buildings restoration

The second phase of the restoration of Balluta Buildings will foresee the...

The second phase of the restoration of Balluta Buildings...

Bahrija gate not illegal, owners claim in planning appeal

Landowners in Baħrija are now claiming they never needed a permit to install a...

Landowners in Baħrija are now claiming they never needed a...

Ramla beach masterplan to harmonise kiosks, include clinic and police station

The Gozo Ministry’s masterplan for Ramla Bay includes a 'reorganization' of existing kiosks with a uniform design for seating areas and a...

The Gozo Ministry’s masterplan for Ramla Bay includes...

PA approves extension of southern Għadira beach

Extension limited to part of southern beach abutting on rocky area...

Extension limited to part of southern beach abutting...

Mġarr residents protest giant solar farm that splits town ‘with massive village of glass’

Mġarr solar farm equal in size to seven football grounds, residents protest loss of countryside, developers claims site is a quarry in bid to obtain permit...

Mġarr solar farm equal in size to seven football grounds,...

Mosta field once home to fugitive Ċikku Fenech to become public garden

Massive football-ground sized field once home to fugitive-murderer Ċikku Fenech ta’ Vanġiela, will become public garden

Massive football-ground sized field once home...

Botched 1990 police appeal paved way for ‘legalisation’ of Garden of Eden in Zurrieq

Documents submitted to prove the legality of existing structures at the Zurrieq wedding hall Garden of Eden, have cast a light on a series of procedural errors...

Documents submitted to prove the legality of existing...

Five-storey apartments proposed instead of Birgu barn

Superintendence concerned by “extreme intensity” of proposed...

Superintendence concerned by “extreme...

Dizz gets permit for tables and chairs in Gzira tower’s public open space

Environment and Planning Tribunal clears permit for chairs and tables in roofed open space next to Café Pascucci at 14 East high-rise development...

Environment and Planning Tribunal clears permit for chairs...

PA set to approve cul-de-sac to service new villas in Mellieħa woodland

Woodland earmarked for residential development in local plan had been designated as an Area of Ecological importance in 1996

Woodland earmarked for residential development in local...

Ċaqnu’s supermarket: PA appeals against compensation to former owners

The Planning Authority has appealed a court judgment awarding €331,295 in compensation for discrimination to landowners denied a permit

The Planning Authority has appealed a court judgment...

Sliema council and residents oppose 16-storey hotel on narrow alleyway

Residents express anguish at having endured constant building works for the past decade warning that the proposed project would further deteriorate air quality...

Residents express anguish at having endured constant...

Kalkara buffer earmarked for 10-villa development project

Villas proposed instead of cluster of roofless buildings on plot currently...

Villas proposed instead of cluster of roofless buildings on...

Tax-Xama to double in size with beach nourishment

Tax-Xama beach at St Paul’s Bay is set for a beach nourishment project by...

Tax-Xama beach at St Paul’s Bay is set for a beach...

Metropolis design ‘plagiarised’, court cancels €1.5 million claim

Metropolis developers win revocation of €1.5 million special privilege brought by Dutch architects who won original design contest

Metropolis developers win revocation of €1.5 million...