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Planning Guidance

Town Planning Act 2018 

Town Planning Act 2018 – Explanatory Note


Below you are able to view and download various guidance sheets for Town Planning and Building Control.

Information Sheet 1 - Planning Permission Guidance
Information Sheet 1

Information Sheet 2 - Making Applications for Planning Permission
Information Sheet 2

Information Sheet 3 - Public Participation Requirements when Submitting a Planning Application
Information Sheet 3

Information Sheet 4 - How to Appeal
Information Sheet 4

Information Sheet 5 - Protection of Trees & Making Applications for Works to Trees

This information sheet has been withdrawn.

As of 27th September 2021 applications for works to Trees are no longer made to the Development and Planning Commission but rather to the Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage. 

For further information and guidance please contact: 

Information Sheet 6 - Advice for Applicants Considering Developments that may Impact on Gibraltar Airport
Information Sheet 6

The link to the 3D OLS page on the Gibraltar GeoPortal can be access by clicking here.  On this page it is possible to find the maximum height permitted building height, for aviation purposes only, that can be built at any site in Gibraltar. NB - Read the "HOW TO USE" notes on the page to understand the accuracy and limitations of the heights obtained.   

In addition to the documents above, the Airport Operators Association has recently published guidance material on the subject in the UK, which is reproduced below.  While the guidance material is directed at Developers intending to build infrastructure and building near UK Airports, it provides very useful general guidance information for Developers looking to build in Gibraltar.  However, it should be noted that where there is a conflict with information contained in the local documents above, the local documents take presedence and their requirements are to be met.

Should there be doubt over the interpretation or applicability of the AOA guidance details, then please contact the DCA by e-mail ( to resolve the issue. 

AOA Safeguarding of Airports
Lighting near Airports
Wildlife Hazards around Airports
Crane and other Construction Guidance
Renewable Energies and Solar Panels

Information Sheet 6A - Additional Guidance to Crane Operators intending to Operate in the Vicinity of Gibraltar Airport
Information Sheet 6A

Information Sheet 7 - Applications for Consideration by the Development & Planning Commission 
Information Sheet 7

Information Sheet 8 - Bats & Swifts in Buildings
Information Sheet 8

Information Sheet 9 - Submitting an Application for Approval for the New Government Co-Ownership Schemes (Beach View Terraces & Mons Calpe Mews) 
Information Sheet 9
Location Plan - Mons Calpe Mews - Download
Location Plan - Beach View Terraces - Download

Information Sheet 10 – Making Minor Amendments To An existing Valid Planning Permission

Information Sheet 10

Information Sheet 11 - Planning Statements

Information Sheet 11