Pro­posed high-rise project on for­mer Jerma Ho­tel site a non-starter - PA

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Plan­ning Au­thor­ity, through a screen­ing let­ter, will be in­form­ing the ap­pli­cant of a pro­posed de­vel­op­ment project which in­cludes the con­struc­tion of three high rise build­ings on the site of the for­mer Jerma Ho­tel in Marsas­cala that the project as pre­sented is a non-starter.

Al­though over the past months, the au­thor­ity held sev­eral pre-sub­mis­sion meet­ings with the de­vel­oper and clearly in­di­cated that the project as pre­sented was not ac­cept­able, the de­vel­oper still de­cided to forge ahead with the same pro­posal, the PA said in a state­ment. The pro­posed project which to date has not been val­i­dated, in­cludes the de­vel­op­ment of two res­i­den­tial high rise build­ings and one ho­tel tower con­structed over the ex­ist­ing penin­sula and re­claimed land. The pro­posed de­vel­op­ment also in­cludes a 5,500m2 la­goon and over 2,500m2 of com­mer­cial space.

Some weeks back, the Plan­ning Au­thor­ity had is­sued an en­force­ment no­tice on the site of the for­mer Jerma Palace Ho­tel. The Au­thor­ity had noted that this site, in prom­i­nent lo­ca­tion, had been left aban­doned and in dis­ar­ray for years re­sult­ing in be­com­ing an in­jury to amenity.

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