Revocation of planning permits at Ramla Bay

Date : 2007
Client : SaveRamla

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Following the approval to grant full development planning consent by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) to the development of a 23-villa tourist complex on the clay slopes beneath the mythical Calypso Cave of Ramla l-─Žamra Bay, a case was put forth for the revocation of this consent on behalf of SaveRamla. Ramla is Gozo's largest sandy bay and one of the most popular in the Maltese Archipelago. The full development planning application, submitted following the granting of an outline permit some years earlier, was for the redevelopment of the area currently occupied by Ulysses Lodge and the surrounding disturbed landscape.

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A detailed report was submitted to MEPA containing substantial proof that the planning application contained information that was 'false, misleading or incorrect', which information had a material bearing on the issue of the planning permit. The report called on MEPA to annul the outline planning permit issued at Ramla, rendering the full development planning permit for the same development proposal as null and void.

Following the revocation of both the outline and full permits for the development of villas instead of Ulysses Lodge at Ramla Bay, a detailed report was further submitted to MEPA which included proof that half the area that was declared as 'developed and disturbed land' was not covered by a development permit. The report included a drawing showing the extent of the illegal development on site.


Click here to download the letter sent to the chairman of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority regarding full development permit PA 5138/02.

Click here to download the letter sent to the chairman of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority regarding full development permit PA 7902/05.

Click here to download the letter sent to the chairman of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority regarding illegal development at site covered by Planning applications PA 5138/02 and PA 7902/05.