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  • Żejtun fuel station application rejected

    Żejtun fuel station application rejected

    The Planning Authority board has turned down an application for a fuel station outside development zones in Żejtun, which would have been built on agricultural land close to the Bulebel industrial estate. Read: Controversial Żejtun fuel station...

  • Watch: Police drag activists out of Planning Authority premises

    Watch: Police drag activists out of Planning Authority premises

    8.40pm - Update 10 with PD reaction below The police dragged rowdy protesters out of the Planning Authority premises on Thursday, after they showed up at a board meeting in protest over controversial plans for another new fuel station outside...

  • Lija council joins chorus of protests over garden ‘uprooting’

    Lija council joins chorus of protests over garden ‘uprooting’

    The Lija local council has added its voice to the storm of objections over plans to demolish a large 400-year-old garden at the crossroads of the Three Villages to build six new houses. The application, yet to be assessed by the Planning...

  • Controversial Żejtun fuel station plan back on table

    Controversial Żejtun fuel station plan back on table

    Controversial plans for a new fuel station outside development zones in Żejtun, on agricultural land close to the Bulebel industrial estate, are back on the table for a final decision by the Planning Authority on Thursday. The application, which...

  • Bats could be unlikely saviours of old buildings

    Bats could be unlikely saviours of old buildings

    Demolition of old buildings often runs into opposition from nearby residents but in the case of a century-old house in Santa Venera, the ‘residents’ are of a different sort: a colony of roosting bats that appears to have settled in the house or...

  • Objections to Tal-Balal car depot extension

    Objections to Tal-Balal car depot extension

    Tal-Balal could lose even more agricultural land if the Planning Authority approves a proposal to extend a car depot onto a large unbuilt field, and to regularise a similar extension already carried out illegally. Alpine Rent-A-Car, off Triq...

  • Watch: Bloody hands and a mock trial as Lifeline case delayed again

    Watch: Bloody hands and a mock trial as Lifeline case delayed again

    Lifeline captain Claus-Peter Reisch hit out at the continued delays in his court case on Tuesday, as volunteers from the migrant vessel protested in Valletta 75 days after the ship was detained by Maltese authorities.Mr Reisch is charged with...

  • Road works in full swing

    Road works in full swing

    With the government’s €700 million plans to upgrade all the roads in Malta within seven years now in full swing – and the setting-up of specialised agency Infrastructure Malta to oversee the works – the island has witnessed a raft of major...

  • Watch: Free school transport to save parents €700 - but supervision plans dropped

    Watch: Free school transport to save parents €700 - but supervision plans dropped

    Parents will save around €700 per child every year with the introduction of free transport to all schools, but plans for the service to be supervised have been dropped.Education minister Evarist Bartolo announced on Saturday the conclusion of two...

  • Pembroke mayor to vote against St George's Bay development

    Pembroke mayor to vote against St George's Bay development

    Pembroke mayor Dean Hili has announced that he will be voting against db Group’s proposed 38-storey tower and 18-storey hotel in St George’s Bay when the case comes before the Planning Authority. As representative of the Pembroke council, Dr Hili...