Another supermarket… in Burmarrad, outside development zones

The site where the building and parking facilities are being proposed consists of a 6,870sq.m plot of agricultural land along Burmarrad Road in the intersection with Triq is-Sardin

The site in Burmarrad where the proposed supermarket would be located
The site in Burmarrad where the proposed supermarket would be located

A supermarket is being proposed outside development zones in Burmarrad on a site owned by Bonnici Brothers Limited.

The supermarket is being proposed at the edge of the locality, along the road leading to the Burmarrad church, sprawling into the rural environment characterising the road leading from San Pawl tat-Targa to Burmarrad.

The supermarket and ancillary facilities like stores and offices will be constructed over two levels on a footprint of 823sq.m.

The site where the building and parking facilities are being proposed consists of a 6,870sq.m plot of agricultural land along Burmarrad Road in the intersection with Triq is-Sardin, which already hosts a repair yard and offices owned by Bonnici Brothers, dating back from the 1990s.

The underground car park will contain 56 parking spaces while a further 15 spaces will be located at ground level.

The PA had refused to regularise an illegally developed car park on the site earmarked for the supermarket in 2000. An enforcement order dating back to 2007 against the erection of a franka wall is still pending.

Burmarrad, once considered a rural hamlet, has seen an intensification of development, with the PA approving an ODZ petrol station opposite the Kiabi retail store, which was itself approved on a site previously occupied by a winery.

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