Planning Board turns down application to build wall on Nadur belvedere
The Planning Authority has turned down an application that would see part of a Nadur belvedere railing demolished, and replaced with a 1.4m high solid wall separating the site from private property.
The belvedere is on David Cocco Palmeri Street in Nadur.
The applicant’s lawyer argued that a very similar case is currently before the appeals tribunal, and wanted to wait until that decision is taken before coming before the Planning Authority Board, saying that the arguments of both are basically identical.
He also said that the Law Courts declared that a person has a right to build a wall to separate his or her property.
ERA Chairman Victor Axiak argued that while the site is within the development zone, it is also within a designated green area, and asked why the wall of the property itself cannot be built.
In response, the applicant’s lawyer said that the law gives the applicant the right to build the wall, and whether a development of the property would take place or not would need to include applications brought before the board.
Nadur Mayor Edward Said argued that such a development could create a precedent for other areas. The board decided against the application.