PA initiates process for drafting of ex-Jerma Hotel development brief

The Planning Authority has been guided by Government to prepare a Development Brief for the site of the ex-Jerma Palace Hotel in Marsascala

No individual applications for the dilapidated site of the ex-Jerma Hotel site can be considered before a development brief is finalised
No individual applications for the dilapidated site of the ex-Jerma Hotel site can be considered before a development brief is finalised
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The Planning Authority has been guided by Government to prepare a Development Brief for the site of the ex-Jerma Palace Hotel in Marsascala. This request falls in line with the requirements of the South Malta Local Plan (2006).

For this purpose, the Authority is publishing for public consultation a number of objectives which will guide the drafting of the development brief.

The proposed objectives for the Development Brief include:

  • To designate the site shown in Map A as a Comprehensive Planning Area for Regeneration of the Urban Coast;
  • To promote the development of a mix of land uses which shall include: • Tourism accommodation which must include Class 3B (Use Classes Order (SL552.15) hotel/s which shall never be smaller, in terms of Gross Developable Floor space (GDF), than the ex-Jerma Palace Hotel; • Category A residential uses (Use Classes Order (SL552.15) which shall not exceed 40% of the total allowable GDF; • Category D commercial uses (Use Classes Order (SL552.15); • Other uses which the Authority deems can contribute to the regeneration of this part of the urban coast;
  • To ensure that the overall development density does not exceed 100,000 sqm GDF, excluding spaces for car parks and services, irrespective of the position of the floor space in relation to any street level;
  • To include an urban design framework providing guidelines on the site layout, architectural treatment, massing, colour, texture and materials of the buildings, circulation, road access, parking and landscaping requirements: Providing that a dimension for the maximum allowable building height in metres and the maximum allowable site coverage with a clear indication of how these two criteria are measured must be included;
  • To ensure that public access to the foreshore is protected and enhanced;
  • To introduce all the necessary mitigation measures aimed at reducing any potential adverse impact from the development, particularly on scheduled buildings and the natural coast;
  • To require a planning gain contribution for the benefit of the community of Marsascala.

The map indicating the site area which will be effected by this review may be viewed from on the Authority’s website www.pa.org.mt. Representations are to be made in writing and sent through e-mail address: smlp@pa.org.mt.

Submissions on the proposed objectives need to reach the Authority by 11 November 2019.

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