Sunrise at Mgarr Harbour - photo: Daniel Cilia Suspension of key regulations
and extending of UCA boundaries

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

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:

  1. Suspension of DC2015 Annex 2 regulations (with some exceptions in areas that are already committed in an irreversible manner including areas of Xlendi and Marsalforn).
  2. Extend UCA boundaries to the maximum possible, subject to the characteristics of each village with strict imposition of UCA rules in all towns and villages.
  3. Moratorium on new ODZ applications with exceptions for genuine agricultural use and strict application of the Rural Policy and Design Guidelines (RDG) prohibiting summary applications for any warehouses/sheep/cattle farms and stables, and only allowing full development applications in exceptional circumstances under strict conditions and monitoring of long-term use, with no subsequent sale of the property, or applications for change of use, allowed for a 20-year period following approval.
Remote rural building in ODZ - photo: Daniel Cilia
Gharb Village and ODZ
Green fields in Gozo - photo: Daniel Cilia