Legislation & Guidance

Gibraltar’s heritage protection laws and policies can be found in a number of documents:

The Gibraltar Heritage Trust Act, 1989

Provides a statutory framework for the protection of Gibraltar’s urban heritage. This piece of legislation includes two Schedules (A & B) of listed monuments, buildings, site and antiquities.


The Town Planning Act, 1999

Provides the statutory requirements for any ‘development’ in Gibraltar and establishes the Town Planning  Department  as responsible for forward planning, formulation of planning policy and development control as well as the Development and Planning Commission as the decision making authority.


The Gibraltar Development Plan, 2009

Provides policies and guidance for development in Gibraltar. It includes a detailed guidance document for works within the Old Town of Gibraltar.

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