What role does Planning Appeals Board have ?
The Planning Appeals Board is a quasi-judicial body independent of the Authority. In terms of article 15 of the Development Planning Act, it has jurisdiction to:-
(a) hear and determine all appeals made by a person aggrieved by any decision of the Planning Authority on any matter of development control, including enforcement;
(b) determine which procedure should be followed in respect of a subsidiary plan or a planning position statement, which extends the scope of or are in conflict with the substance of the Structure Plan;
(c) determine which procedure should be followed in respect of a planning policy or a revision of an existing planning policy which extends the scope of or is in conflict with the substance of the Structure Plan;
(d) determine which procedure should be followed in respect of a general development order which extends the scope of or is in conflict with the substance of the structure plan;
(e) hear and determine appeals from
(i) a revocation order or a modification order of a development permission;
(ii) a planning obligation;
(iii) scheduling of property;
(iv) a conservation order;
(v) scheduled trees;
(vi) a stop order;
(vii) an enforcement order;
(vii) a penalty inflicted by the Authority;
(ix) an order prohibiting the transfer inter vivos by any title whatsoever of any land and in respect of which an enforcement notice is served
(x) a development notification order;
(f) to draw up recommendations on a development permission application to be referred to Cabinet.
The decisions of the Board are final, except on points of law decided by the Board, which may be challenged in the Court of Appeal.
Environment & Planning Review Tribunal is currently composed as follows:
Perit Chris Falzon
B.Sc (eng), M. Phil., Grad. Dip (maths), C. Eng., M.I.C.E., A. & C.E.
Appointed Committee Members are:
Perit Jevon Vella
BE&A (Hons), Spec. Restauro (Roma), Ph.D. (Roma), A. & C.E.
Dr. Ramon Rossignaud