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Review of the Rural Policy Design Guidance (Phase 2)


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
(Planning Authority)
​Published: ​7 July 2020
Running till: ​24 August 2020
​Last Updated: ​7 July 2020

1.        Background

This policy guidance seeks to replace the Rural Policy and Design Guidance 2014. This Document must not to be taken in isolation, but is to be read, interpreted and applied in accordance with the Laws of Malta in general, and more specifically with the wording and the spirit of the Development Planning Act 2016 (‘The Act’) and the Strategic Plan for Environment and Development (SPED), 2015.​ 
2.        Documents
The proposed policy document is available on the Authority’s website

3.        Submission of input

Individuals and organisations are being invited to send their submissions in writing through e-mail address: 

Submissions must be received by 24 August 2020.                              
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 Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.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:  

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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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