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Partial Review of the North West Local Plan and the Ħal Ferh Development Brief – Phase 1


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
(Planning Authority)
​Published: 8 May 2020
Running till: 1 June 2020
​Last Updated: ​2 June 2020

1.        Background

The Government has requested the Planning Authority to carry out a review of a planning policy which gives direction as to the provisions which establish the allowable land-uses on the site of the redundant Hal Ferh tourist complex and its immediate surrounding areas in Ghajn Tuffieha, Limits of Mellieha. 

The review seeks to amend policy NWGT 1 of the North West Local Plan and the Hal Ferh Development Brief. The purpose of this review is to include permanent residential Development in the list of acceptable land-uses on the site.

The following proposed objective will guide the Authority in its review.  

To include Class 1 (Use Classes Order, 2014) permanent residential development in the list of acceptable land-uses on the site provided that:

(a) The primary land-use in terms of gross developable floor space (GDF) remains tourism accommodation but the brief shall also establish a balanced allowance for residential use;

(b) No increase in the total GDF shall be allowed;

(c) the development brief shall include planning parameters for residential use, to be developed in a comprehensive manner as part of the tourist complex;

(d) all other provisions of policy NWGT 1 and the development brief shall remain unchanged without prejudice to the development already permitted in development permissions issued prior to the coming into force of the revised policy provisions.

A site map of the area which is being considered as part of this review may be viewed on the Planning Authority’s website 

2.        Documents

The map indicating the site area which will be affected by this review may be viewed on the Authority’s website
3.        Submission of input

Individuals and organisations were invited to send their submissions on this proposed objective in writing through e-mail:

Submissions were received by 1 June 2020                               
We thank you for your input.

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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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