Vista Point developer has nine months to stop encroachment on public road
An issue regarding a retaining wall encroaching on a public street in Marsalforn, placed by the developers of the 10-year-old Vista Point project, was addressed by the Planning Authority Board yesterday.
The board was discussing amendments regarding the shifting of previously approved areas and volumes of the construction, increasing the distance between the approved two blocks, the installation of a rooftop restaurants etc. The site will include one 11storey high building. The site will also have a number of commercial establishments, but the majority will be for apartments.
Żebbuġ mayor Nicky Saliba said that in summer, the council has been forced to turn the road into a one-way street, creating problems for residents who have to take longer routes in order to reach their homes, and problems for the buses to pass through.
He explained that this situation on Triq Qbajjar has been ongoing for many years.
The developer has already constructed part of the site and excavated the rest up to the retaining wall.
One objection letter which was submitted, read that it is unfair to residents and visitors to the locality, to have to view the unfinished building site for nearly 10 years. “A building project cannot go on for ever. All other residents have rights to their own town also”.
The amendments were granted, subject to the aforementioned condition regarding the wall, and a few other minor conditions.