PA ex­tends dead­line for Paceville mas­ter plan con­sul­ta­tion by three weeks

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Plan­ning Au­thor­ity yes­ter­day an­nounced that the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion process for a new de­vel­op­ment frame­work for Paceville is be­ing ex­tended by three weeks un­til 25 Novem­ber. The orig­i­nal dead­line was 4 Novem­ber. This ex­ten­sion will give the pub­lic and stake­hold­ers a to­tal of nine weeks to re­view the mas­ter plan. The pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion ex­er­cise is specif­i­cally meant to give the op­por­tu­nity to stake­hold­ers to pro­vide their in­put.

The Plan­ning Au­thor­ity also an­nounced that it will be hold­ing a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing in the com­ing weeks. A num­ber of meet­ings are also be­ing held with lo­cal coun­cils and other stake­hold­ers to ex­plain the mas­ter­plan in de­tail, to get the re­ac­tions of ev­ery­one and to be able to an­swer to ques­tions in per­son.

The mas­ter plan is a work­ing doc­u­ment on which the pub­lic is be­ing in­vited to give an in­put. It will then be mod­i­fied, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the feedback re­ceived. In the even­tu­al­ity of any ma­jor changes, this plan will have to un­dergo a sec­ond round of pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion, dur­ing which all those in­ter­ested may ex­press their views. A sep­a­rate con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod is also en­vis­aged with re­spect to the Strate­gic En­vi­ron­ment As­sess­ment.

The frame­work out­lines a new holis­tic ap­proach to plan­ning in Paceville, as­sess­ing the mer­its of de­vel­op­ment pro­pos­als within the con­text of pub­lic ser­vices, in­fra­struc­ture and the built en­vi­ron­ment whilst look­ing out for res­i­dents and neigh­bour­ing lo­cal­i­ties. The pub­lic can read and give feedback on the mas­ter­plan via the Plan­ning Au­thor­ity’s web­site (­mas­ter­plan).

The plan, which was de­vel­oped by in­ter­na­tional in­fra­struc­ture and plan­ning ex­perts Mott Mac­Don­ald and Broad­way Malyan, in­cludes rec­om­men­da­tions on both a de­vel­op­ment ap­proach for Paceville and also a trans­port strat­egy for the area.

The mas­ter plan for Paceville is a long-term holis­tic vi­sion, which will be im­ple­mented over an ex­tended pe­riod of time.

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