Plan­ning Board turns down ap­pli­ca­tion to build wall on Nadur belvedere

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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