Post World War II planning survey sheets now available online

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Post World War II planning survey sheets now available onlineA new planning e-tool has been added to online services by the Planning Authority, with Post World War II planning survey sheets, which were used to geographically record where planning permits had been issued, now available online for the use of Periti.

“We are sticking to our promise to keep finding new ways and opportunities to make life easier and simpler for our customers,” said Johann Buttigieg, Chairperson of the Planning Authority.

He added that, “the practice of adequately researching what old planning permits exist at a site was not only an inconvenience but an avoidable traffic generator. With the survey sheets now available online we are giving Periti another tool which will save them precious time. Like with all other e-services, it reduces the dependency on the need to use a car.”

The Authority said that in total, it has just under 1500 survey sheets some of which span over 50 years old. Each sheet covers an area of 2km2.

The survey sheets, which illustrate the story of urbanisation in Malta, stopped formally being used to record planning permits in 1990 with the introduction of the Geographical Information System.

The Authority said that Periti now have the option to search through such records online, subject to a nominal yearly subscription fee. The service provided by the Mapping Shop will also remain.

The annual fee is currently set at €50 for an individual membership and €200 for partnerships of Periti.

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