The Environment & Resources Authority (ERA) would like to reiterate that the works which were not in conformity with the approved permit have been stopped by its enforcement officers, and only works covered by the permit were allowed to continue.

It is to also be noted that ERA’s permitting process has a procedural mechanism that allows for an applicant to deviate from approved plans through the submission of a Variation of Permit application, in which any proposed deviations from the permits that are yet to be undertaken are processed and considered on their own merits.

This variation process does not consider sanctioning of works already undertaken, since such works are subject to enforcement action by ERA. Furthermore, deviations from approved drawings may only be undertaken once a variation application is duly considered, determined and approved.

Any works undertaken without approval, are subject to enforcement action by ERA.