During the month of December, the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) decided 250 planning applications. During the same month the Planning Directorate received 334 screening application requests while the pre-screening process for 181 applications was completed and validated. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 2,092.
Last month, the Authority processed 106 notifications of development, which, according to the Development Notification Order 2007, do not require a formal application.
During the same month, 40 Stop and Enforcement notices were issued, 31 in Malta and 9 in Gozo. The enforcement section within MEPA closed 16 cases. 8 other enforcement cases were sanctioned by a planning permit while another 11 cases were resolved by the owners’ decision to remove their illegal development prior to commencement of formal enforcement proceedings.
18 waste carrier permits were also issued during the month by the Authority.