Four localities to get new open spaces after PA grants construction permission

New open spaces will be created in Naxxar, Dingli and Ħamrun, while Ghar Lapsi Park in Siġġiewi will be upgraded

Ghar Lapsi Park in Siġġiewi will be amongst the areas which will be improved, the Planning Authority said
Ghar Lapsi Park in Siġġiewi will be amongst the areas which will be improved, the Planning Authority said

The Planning Authority has given the go ahead for the creation or upgrading of four open spaces in Siġġiewi, Naxxar, Dingli and Ħamrun.

In a statement, the PA said that it was responding to the ever growing demand by residents for recreational open spaces to become more accessible and child-friendly, as well as being turned into places which promote exercise and living healthily.

In Siġġiewi, the project will consist in the upgrading of the Ghar Lapsi Park, including the creation of a ball-games area on the upper terrace together with a new playing field which will be paved with rubberized safety flooring.

The existing picnic area will be relocated while various trees and shrubs will be planted. The project will also include the setting up of a marble art installation.

A full cut off lighting system will be installed which will minimise light pollution and glare in the area, the PA said.

In the urban area of Naxxar, planning permission was granted for the creation of a new public open space.

The project will include the installation of an outdoor gym, street furniture and other outdoor facilities which will be accessible for all.

The space will also be embellished with landscaping works, the Authority said.

In Ħamrun, along Triq il-Frangiskani, a new pedestrian piazza and landscaped area will be constructed while the adjacent road and parking area will be upgraded and embellished.

Finally, planning permission has also been granted for the construction of a new garden incorporating an outdoor gym and car park in Dingli.

The recreational open space will be built on a 2000m2 site which is adjacent to the Dingli Swallow’s football pitch.

Hard as well as soft landscaping are planned, and an underground reservoir will be dug up for irrigation purposes, the PA added.

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