Jerma Development Brief: well-being should be given priority over developers’ ambitions – NGO

The Malta Independent | Aug 1, 2020 at 2:03 PM
  • Moviment Graffitti today welcomed the amendments in the second consultation document in connection with the ex-Jerma Palace Hotel Development Brief, particularly the reduction in the developable volume from the excessive 100,000sqm laid down in the October 2019 consultation to 65,000sqm, but notes with disappointment that the proposed development is still grossly disproportionate to the size and infrastructure of the locality and offers little in terms of the well-being of the Marsascala residents.
  • The proposed volume of this massive development (65,000sqm floor space) constitutes more than double the volume currently occupied by the ex-Jerma Palace Hotel (30,000sqm floor space).
  • The NGO also noted that this Development Brief runs counter to the Local Plan by including two additional areas which are not included in the area delineated by the Local Plan.