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Town Planning

The Town Planning section's remit covers the control and use of land, and the appearance of the built and natural environment. The section is responsible for forward planning, formulation of planning policy and development control. All "development" in Gibraltar requires planning permission (in addition to approval under the building regulations where relevant) before works may start. The decision-making authority is the Development & Planning Commission.

The Town Planning section's work also covers the administration of advertisement consent applications, applications for tax relief on external improvements, tables and chairs licences and sandwich board licences. The section works closely with Building Control and other government departments, agencies and non-statutory bodies on matters relevant to town planning.

Important Notice

It is notified for general information that the payment of Planning & Building Control Fees currently collected by the Environmental Agency at 37 Town Range will cease to operate from these offices on the 31 September 2016.

All payments including those for scaffoldings and hoardings will be collected at the offices of the Department of Town Planning and Building Control located on the 3rd Floor at Suite 631 Europort, Europort Road as from the 3rd October 2016.

The counter service will operate from 0900 to 1400 daily (Monday to Friday).

Please note that currently we can only accept cash or cheque payments until further notice. 


Department of Town Planning & Building Control
Suite 631, Europort
Tel: +350 20075483
Fax: +350 20074086

Town Planner:
Deputy Town Planner:

Opening Times: 
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm 
Friday: 8am - 4:15pm