A ban has been placed on demolition and excavation works within touristic areas for the period of 15th June up to the 30th of September.
The areas which will see the prohibition are the localities of Cottonera, Floriana, Sliema, Gzira, Mellieħa, Rabat, Mdina, Marsaskala, Birzebbuġa, Marsaxlokk, Swieqi, St Paul’s Bay, Wied Iż–Żurrieq and Floriana in Malta.
As for Gozo, the localities are Qala, Sannat, San Lawrenz, Victoria, Marsalforn, Għasri, Mġarr, Għajnsielem, Xagħra and Xlendi.
The Planning Authority released a statement saying that the enforcement is one way of mitigating the nuisance that construction sites have on both the tourism industry and the number of Maltese families who move to summer residences.
‘The demolition and excavation phases at a construction site are by far the greatest inconvenience for the surrounding neighbourhood’ read the statement. Any illegal works carried out during this period can be reported to the Building and Construction Authority. The full list can be found here.