Ramla redevelopment project permit issued exclusively for tourist complex - http://www.di-ve.com/
by Chris Galea, di-ve news

VALLETTA, Malta (di-ve news) -- June 19, 2007 -- 1715CEST -- The permit issued by the Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) for the re-development of the former Ulysses Lodge in Ramla l-Hamra was issued exclusively for a tourist complex.

The Authority pointed out that, for the first time since its inception, it has entered a condition in the permit which allows the sale of the property only as a whole complex and only for tourism purposes.

This condition is registered as a public deed and enforceable not only through the development planning act but also through the civil courts, MEPA said.

Moreover, the public deed ensures that the villas on the re-developed footprint may not be sold for residential purposes and may not be leased for residential purposes.

It also sets a limit on tourist residency, establishing that a tourist may not lease a villa for more than a year and, if using time-share, for not more than two months in a year.

The condition further specifies that the development has to remain as a single business under one ownership and that no unit within the development may be issued with an individual compliance certificate by the Authority, nor may any such unit be individually serviced by a water or electricity meter by a national service provider.

MEPA also reiterated that proceedings for the withdrawal of a permit may be instituted by anyone who has proof which is accepted by the Development Planning Act, but added that all allegations of irregularities are void without such proof.
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19 Jun 2007 by Saveramla.com