Entries by Kamra tal-Periti

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PR 01/20 | High expectations of new Administration

Verżjoni bil-Malti On the occasion of his recent election as Leader of the Partit Laburista, and his subsequent appointment as Prime Minister, the Council of the Kamra tal-Periti has written to the Honourable Robert Abela to congratulate him and commend him for his readiness to serve the nation at this most delicate moment in its […]

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PR 35/19 | Mediocrity and greed must be overcome

Verżjoni bil-Malti The Kamra tal-Periti held its Annual General Meeting on the 6th December 2019 at the Catholic Institute in Floriana. Perit Simone Vella Lenicker, President of the Kamra tal-Periti, described the past twelve months as “extraordinary”. The Council had set itself an ambitious set of targets for 2019, which it worked hard to achieve […]

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PR 34/19 | Democratic expression and public space

Verżjoni bil-Malti The Barcelona Declaration on Public Spaces for Habitat III (2016 – United Nations), of which Malta is a signatory, stresses people’s right to “stake a claim on the city” which implies the need to “respect and protect a number of rights and freedoms, such as the right to freedom of expression and assembly, […]

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PR 33/19 | National interest must prevail

Verżjoni bil-Malti Malta is in the midst of a deep political crisis. Several of those allegedly implicated, even if just by association, in precipitating the current situation have sworn an oath of allegiance to the Republic of Malta and its Constitution, and to perform their duties to the best of their knowledge and ability. The […]

Design Review Panel Sessions Cancelled

Dear Periti, As you are aware, the Kamra tal-Periti had launched a process for mock design reviews to take place next week in its efforts to promote the design of buildings and spaces which are fit for purpose, which are compatible and suitable to their surroundings and responsive to their context, which promote inclusion and cohesions, which […]

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PR 32/19 | ODZ is a misnomer

Verżjoni bil-Malti Just three weeks ago, the Planning Authority embarked on a ‘consultation’ process wherein it invited members of the public to comment on whether the scope of the current Rural Policy Design Guidance (RPDG 14) has had its intended effect. An effective consultation would require, as a basic premise, an understanding of the intent […]

CIR 16/19 | CTBs and Regularisation

Dear Colleagues, In March 2019, the Kamra tal-Periti submitted a complaint to the Commissioner for Environment and Planning within the Office of the Ombudsman regarding PA Circular 4/12. Following is a summary of the situation to date, and the Kamra’s guidance to periti.   Background and Ombudsman’s decision PA Circular 4/12 states that when an […]

CIR 15/19 | New Forms for use prior to commencement of works or utilisation of planning permit

Dear Colleagues, Following the coming into force of Legal Notice 136 of 2019, the Building Regulation Office had published a set of Forms to administer the requirements imposed by said Legal Notice. Several meetings and discussions ensued regarding various changes to the Forms, including the Kamra’s proposal to completely separate the planning process from the […]

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PR 31/19 | Partial Review of the Ta’ Qali Action Plan does not consider the national and public interest

In September, the Planning Authority published its proposals for a Partial Review of the Ta’ Qali Action Plan. The review concerns an area of approximately 60,000 square metres located adjacent to the Embassy of the United States, and proposes to designate such land as a Commercial Area, with an overall building height of 17.5 metres. […]