During the month of September, the Malta Environment & Planning Authority decided 492 applications and received 359 new applications. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 4,667.
Last month, the Authority processed 94 notifications of development, which, according to the Development Notification Order 2007, do not require a formal application.
During the same month, 41 Stop and Enforcement notices were issued, 33 in Malta and 8 in Gozo. The enforcement section within MEPA closed 17 cases, 14 in Malta and 3 in Gozo. 10 other enforcement cases were sanctioned by a planning permit while another 7 cases were resolved by the owners’ decision to remove their illegal development prior to commencement of formal enforcement proceddings.
72 waste carrier permits were also issued during the month by the Authority.