Maritime Spatial Plan(s)
Malta adopted a fist maritime spatial plan, the first Strategic Plan for Environment and Development (2015-2020) in July 2015 which has been reviewed in preparation for its second phase, in line with the EU MSP Directive.
The EU MSP Directive is transposed into national legislation through the subsidiay legislation (S.L.552.27) under the Development Planning Act of 2016 (Cap.552) which states that the Strategic Plan for Environment and Development (SPED), and any replacement spatial strategy, shall constitute the Maritime Spatial Plan for Malta.
National MSP authority
Malta's competent authority for MSP is the Planning Authority (PA), under the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects.
The Planning Authority (PA)
Josianne Abela Vassallo
Environmental Assessment Unit
Environment and Resources Authority (ERA)