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PA proposes to introduce Social Impact Assessment Procedures


From: Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market
(Planning Authority)

​Published: ​17 May 2019
Running till: ​28 June 2019
​Last Updated: ​1 July 2019
1.        Background

With the practice of SIA in Malta still in its infancy, the Planning Authority, through this document is seeking to introduce a standard procedure for their use and the terms of reference to guide the preparation of future SIAs. To date, SIAs are only obligatory if a proposed project is making use of the tall buildings policy.

A social impact assessment (SIA) seeks to identify and manage both the positive and negative social impacts of planned projects or proposed policy-making. SIAs are used to mitigate negative impacts and identify opportunities to enhance benefits for local communities and broader society.​

2.        Documents

The proposed procedures may be downloaded from the Planning Authority website:
3.        Submission of input

By email:
  The Authority invited the public to send in their comments and feedback either through postal address: Planning Authority, SIA Procedures Consultation, Strategic and Policy Making Division, St. Francis Ravelin, Floriana, FRN 1230 or through email address:

Submisions were received by 28 June 2019.                               
We thank you for your input
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