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