Vista Point de­vel­oper has nine months to stop en­croach­ment on public road

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Kevin Schem­bri Or­land

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.

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