During the month of January, the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) decided 349 planning applications. During the same month the Planning Directorate received 367 screening application requests while the pre-screening process for 401 applications was completed and validated. The net pending caseload at the end of the month was 1,949.
Last month, the Authority processed 130 notifications of development, which, according to the Development Notification Order 2007, do not require a formal application.
During the same month, 22 Stop and Enforcement notices were issued, 17 in Malta and 5 in Gozo. The enforcement section within MEPA closed 12 cases. 5 other enforcement cases were sanctioned by a planning permit while another 6 cases were resolved by the owners’ decision to remove their illegal development prior to commencement of formal enforcement proceedings.
103 waste carrier permits were also issued during the month by the Authority.