Our 8-point plan to implement a change of direction for the construction and development policies in Gozo. The plan is designed to ensure that the long-term fabric of Gozitan society and the built and natural environment are respected, while promoting long-term sustainable development and prosperity of the island.

NEW REGIONAL PLAN & POLICES FOR GOZO

NEW REGIONAL PLAN & POLICIES FOR GOZO

Develop a new regional plan and policies specifically designed for Gozo, to preserve as an island of villages within a modern world, promoting the concept of responsible architecture, respecting the fabric of traditional village cores, village and ridge skylines and protecting the coastal environment with guaranteed access to all parts of the coast for the general public.
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SUSPENSION OF KEY REGULATIONS

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Until such time as a new regional plan for Gozo is finalised and agreed with all stakeholders implement the following measures to arrest the present assault on Gozo
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NEW & AMENDED PROPERTY FISCAL INCENTIVES

FOCUS AREA

Correct the implementation of fiscal incentives on the sale and purchase of property in Gozo..
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NEW INCENTIVE SCHEMES FOR RESTORATION OF PROPERTIES

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Implement a new incentive scheme to encourage the restoration and conversion of existing large traditional properties and bring them back to life as high quality boutique hotels and guesthouses on condition that the fabric of the traditional property, the surrounding built environment and the existing traditional heights are respected and not exceeded unless it is in an area that is already heavily and irreversibly committed.
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GOZO AS A DESIGN PRIORITY AREA

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Designate Gozo as a Design priority area enforcing stricter architectural standards and use of traditional materials for all new buildings, with traditional limestone or reconstituted stone compulsory on all facades except in committed areas where more modern, but creative designs subject to careful scrutiny, can be implemented that blend in well with the surrounding environment.
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BUFFER ZONES AROUND HISTORIC/SCHEDULED BUILDINGS

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Creating awareness by sharing information and viewpoints, facilitating debate on key issues, and encouraging informed grass-roots actions to advance the Gozitan Vision
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ACTIVATE STRICT PLANNING ENFORCEMENT

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a. Suspension of DC2015 Annex 2 regulations b. Extend UCA boundaries to the maximum possible c. Moratorium on new ODZ applications
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MANDATORY PARKING FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS

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Render illegal the development and sales of new apartment blocks without adequate parking facilities and make it compulsory to purchase at least one parking space with each unit (where available)
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