PA GIVES THUMBS DOWN TO DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WITHIN THE GARDENS OF PALAZZO GIANNIN IN GHAXAQ

January, 24, 2019

The Grade 2 protected Palazzo Giannin and its extensive gardens have been spared from losing their important heritage value after the Planning Board unanimously turned down a planning application development proposal on the site.

The Board cited that apart from departing from the decision of the Planning Appeals Board, the proposed layout with three residential blocks will have a negative impact on the distinct character of the scheduled property and its context. This entire property is an important heritage asset which merits preservation. The proposed layout was compromising the integrity, and homogeneity of the scheduled property.

The proposed project included the excavation works for a basement level of garages, the construction of 27 overlying residential units, and the restoration of the remaining garden area.