PA initiates process to revise rural policy

The Planning Authority has been guided by Government to carry out a review of the Rural Policy Design Guidance which had been published in 2014

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The Planning Authority has been guided by Government to carry out a review of the Rural Policy Design Guidance which had been published in 2014. The Authority has issued for public consultation a set of proposed objectives which will guide the revisions to this policy. The proposed objectives are:

  1. To establish whether the scope of the current policy has had the intended effect;
  2. To identify those provisions which might be outdated, confusing or require clarification;
  3. To ensure that the amended policy has clear goals and objectives which meet the aspirations of the Strategic Plan for the Environment and Development as well as the National Rural Development Programme;
  4. To ensure that the end product is consistent, effective and in line with the spirit of the Strategic Plan for the Environment and Development as well as the National Rural Development Programme rural objectives;
  5. To ensure a smooth transition into compliance when the new policy takes effect.

The 2014 Rural Policy Design Guidance maybe viewed on the Authority’s website www.pa.org.mt/consultation. Stakeholders and the public are being invited to submit their comments on the draft objectives by sending an email to rural.policy@pa.org.mt. The closing date for submissions is the 15th November 2019.

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