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Open Public Consultation – Review of the 2005 Supplementary Planning Policy Guidance on Major Accident Hazards and Hazardous Substances (Phase 1)


Mur għall-verżjoni Maltija
From: Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market​
(Planning Authority)

​Published: 13 January 2020
Running till: 3 February 2020
​Last Updated: 13 January 2020
1.        Background

In 2005, the Planning Authority had approved a document which set out a planning policy framework for implementing the land use planning objectives of the Seveso II Directive. The purpose of this policy document was to control development close to installations which use or store hazardous substances, so as to reduce the number of people at risk and to reduce the likelihood and the extent of harm if an accident occurs.

The Seveso II Directive has been subsequently replaced by Seveso III Directive (EU Council Directive 2012/18/EC). As a result, the Planning Authority is obliged to carry out a review of the 2005 Supplementary Planning Policy Guidance on Major Accident Hazards and Hazardous Substances. For this reason, the Authority is publishing the objective for public consultation:
  • ​​​​To transpose and implement Article 13 of the Seveso III Directive

2.        Documents

The proposed procedures may be downloaded from the Planning Authority website:​
3.        Submission of input
Representations are to be made in writing and sent in through the following channels:
By email:​
By post:      Planning Authority
                  Director of Planning,
                  St Francis Ravelin,
                  Floriana   FRN1230
Submissions were received by 3 February 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 Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.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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