A built environment that is shackled by Local Plans from 2006 (15 years old) and Design Policies from 2015 (6 years old) cannot dream of Malta in 2022 and beyond. Remove them* and implement new policies that address climate change, decarbonisation, 0 waste culture, reuse and recyclability, affordable housing, psychological and physical well-being, etc. One simple example would be to make Environmental Performance Certification a requisite of the planning process. *Invocation of "right to build 'x' floors" at this point is deceitful because it is the Planning Board and not Local Plans (or any other policy) that give people PERMISSION to develop. If it were a right, then the Planning Authority wouldn't exist.
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