The Planning Authority Board has approved a new development in the area next to the former Trade Fair grounds in Naxxar.
The site consists of an existing vacant plot at il-Gwejdja, partly facing Pjazza Celsi and is just off Triq il-Markiz Scicluna, within the limits to development of Naxxar.
The application, which was recently revised, sought permission to excavate the existing site and to construct 71 residential units spread over 5 levels.
Various stakeholders had objected, including Din L-Art Helwa. Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar coordinator Astrid Vella said that the PA needed an in-depth study that looks into the impact of these kinds of projects.
The application was being recommended for approval by the case officer who said that the proposed design “will contribute to a positive development of the urban fabric providing an adequate transition from the UCA and the adjacent, recently approved medium-raise development.”
The PA Board approved the project.