From Tuesday 9th November, the hours during which excavation and demolition works can take place will be changed to limit such activities to between 7.30am and 4pm.
The change was communicated on Monday by the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia together with Parliamentary Secretary for Construction Chris Agius.
Currently, times where excavation and demolition can take place are between 8am and 2pm and between 4pm and 8pm.
These will change to between 7.30am and 4pm, cutting out the mid-afternoon break to create a single uninterrupted length of time for such activities, while limiting the related noise in the late afternoons and evenings.
These changes will be published in a legal notice.
Minister Farrugia and Parliamentary Secretary Agius stated that this decision is a result of continuous work towards a more sustainable industry and within the context of the construction reform.
“These steps will strengthen — and not weaken — the construction industry, while the demand of families to reduce inconvenience and noise pollution in the evening hours is being heard.”
The statement called on all contractors carrying out such works to cooperate in the way they organise their respective sites of work.
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