Disused quarry opposite Marsaskala family park earmarked for shopping mall

Disused 10,000 square metre quarry outside development zones opposite Family Park, earmarked for shopping mall, restaurants and offices

The 10,000 sq m development could be ercected opposite the family park in Marsaskala
The 10,000 sq m development could be ercected opposite the family park in Marsaskala

A long disused 9,750 sq.m quarry opposite the Marsaskala Family Park is being proposed for massive commercial development including retail outlets, a drive thru take away, offices and restaurants.

The development includes a basement carpark, a 3,080 sq.m commercial outlet and 748 sq.m restaurant and a 330 sq.m drive thru at ground floor level, 2,080 sq.m of offices at the first floor level and a landscaped roof.

The development located outside development zone, opposite the family park and the sewage recycling plant is being proposed by Ephriam Schembri who owns the site.

The plans include a shopping mall, offices, restaurant and a landscaped roof
The plans include a shopping mall, offices, restaurant and a landscaped roof

The PA is also considering an application for a petrol station on an open undeveloped field on Sant’Antnin Road, opposite the recycling plant.
Environmental NGO Nature Trust has already objected to the redevelopment of the long disused quarry, which operated before 1968 arguing that the quarry should be rehabilitated to its natural state by planting with trees and shrubs.

Nature Trust insists that such an application would lead to urban sprawl especially in view of the fact that a large part of Zonqor has already been given up for the development of the American University campus.

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