The Malta Environment & Planning Authority, MEPA, is issuing for public consultation updates to the Design and Policy Guidance, DC2005. The Authority is putting up for public consultation amendments which will repeal certain policies in the previous document published last year. DC 2005 is a compendium of policy and design guidelines, mostly for the use of architects and those connected to the construction industry. The proposed amendments are essentially due to fine tuning resulting from practical experience.
DC2005 had brought together 129 policies under 15 different chapters. The subjects range from general principles on architectural design, policies regarding size and height limitations, policies regarding gardens, balconies and apertures, policies regarding industrial and commercial development and policies regarding parking and use of energy.
The proposed amendments affect 13 policies in 7 chapters. The major amendments relate to floor area ratio, penthouses and single-bedroomed units. The consultation document also includes two sections which were deemed necessary due to the recent approval of the Local Plans.
Comments and suggestions will be received until Thursday 14th December 2006 and may be made to:
The Director of Planning,
Attn. DC 2005 Amendments
Malta Environment and Planning Authority,
St. Francis Ravellin,
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org