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Partial Review of the Central Malta Local Plan - Area of Containment (AOC) at Tal-Handaq in Qormi (Phase 3)


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
(Planning Authority)
​Published: 16 February 2021
Running till: 1 April 2021
​Last Updated: 16 February 2021

1.        Background​

The Planning Authority is carrying out a partial review of the Central Malta Local Plan (2006) for the northern part of the Area of Containment (AoC) at Tal-Handaq in Qormi. These latest proposed planning parameters which will
guide future development in this zone is being issued for the third phase of public consultation, after it carried out considerable changes to the draft policy it had published in September 2017.

This new proposed policies for this
area seek to establish the land-use zoning, building height limitation, design parameters, sustainability issues, transport and parking provisions and road alignments within this existing AoC which is directly adjacent to the Tal-Handaq Industrial zone.

The function of an AoC, such as this one in Tal-Handaq, is to provide an adequate land allocation for predominantly industrial, commercial and warehousing land uses. With Qormi, historically having a long-term issue whereby warehousing uses has been located in parts of the residential area, the availability of land outside the residential zone of Qormi offers a clear and practical solution to address the incompatibility of such mixed uses.

The newly proposed revisions to the local plan for this area will ensure a
general improvement in the visual appearance of the AoC and its surroundings with proposals including improvements in form and treatment of the elevations, providing detailed and large-scale visual interest and enhancing the industrial streetscape and the surrounding environment through higher quality design. Blank party walls will not be allowed to be created through any new development.

2.        Documents

The document
is available on the Authority’s website​
3.        Submission of input

Submissions must be sent in writing through the following channels:

By email:
By post:        Planning Authority
                    Tal-Handaq – Area of Containment
                    St. Francis Ravelin
                    Floriana  FRN1234

Submissions must be received by 1 April 2021.
We thank you in advance for your input.

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:
Comments cannot exceed 10,000 characters. If you think your submission will exceed this limit please make use of the email address published on this consultation page.   

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​

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