PA extends deadline for Paceville master plan consultation by three weeks
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 (www.pa.org.mt/pacevillemasterplan).
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.