PA REFUSES PLANNING PERMISSION FOR DEVELOPMENT OVER A GRADE 2 SCHEDULED HOUSE IN SLIEMA.

March, 06, 2019

The PA Board refused planning permission for the development of additional floors over a grade 2 scheduled townhouse in Sliema. The Board cited that the proposed development would compromise the collective value of the five neo-classical design houses.

The protected dwelling in Cathedral Street forms part of a row of similar buildings that have the same height, design, proportions, materials, style, and massing. The properties were all given a Grade 2 protection status by the Planning Authority in December 2017. Together the properties have a higher value in view of their origins as residences commissioned by the Mdina Cathedral for clergymen coming from renowned families.