Council to appeal PA’s decision greenlighting demolition of Marsascala’s oldest building

The ‘historic landmark’ is earmarked for a restaurant and a new dwelling

 What is possibly Marascala’s oldest building, dating back more than 100 years, is set for demolition
What is possibly Marascala’s oldest building, dating back more than 100 years, is set for demolition

The Marsascala council will be appealing a decision taken by the Planning Authority, greenlighting the demolition of the locality’s oldest building, paving the way for a restaurant and a dwelling.

Despite objections by a number of residents, who called for the preservation of the old building which stands as a reminder of how Marsascala looked a century ago, the demolition was also given the clearance by the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage.

The Planning Directorate had described the current building “as the last remnant of a long stretch of similarly unassuming buildings which used to characterise this waterfront” adding that it had “no intrinsic architectural value”. 

But during a meeting held yesterday, the local council unanimously agreed to appeal the decision.

“The building is more than 100 years old and features in several pictures of Marsascala,” the council said.

It added that it could not apprehed why the Supretindent of Cultural Heritage, the case officer and the Palnning Authority gave the green light for the demolition.

The proposed development
The proposed development

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