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MEPA BOARD TURN DOWNS PROPOSED 4-STOREY BUILDING IN XEMXIJA RESIDENTIAL AREA

Posted on: 04/02/2011

xemxija_residential__areaA planning application which sought to demolish a two-storey detached building and reconstruct a four-storey residential building consisting of eight apartments and penthouse with underlying semi-basement garages in Xemxija was today turned down by the Mepa Board.

The Board sighted that the proposed building is an overdevelopment given the character and existing context of this residential area. The area, which is at the foot of Xemxija Hill is characterised with a terracing form of detached and semi-detached dwellings in line with the area's topography.

The Board also approved the change of use of three retail outlets at The Point in Tigne into Class 6 catering outlets. The Board considered that these three outlets fall within the ‘Secondary Town Centre’ zoning and are adjacent to the open piazza area of The Point.