The Danish Village complex in Mellieħa looks set to acquire a piece of Maltese coastline, after pushing on with its plans to expand with a number of new bungalows and a decking area. The approved plans would see 30 brand new bungalows occupying a piece of Għadira’s coastline.
As reported by Malta Today, these new plans are a lot different to what was initially proposed close to 20 years ago, which would have seen most of the rocky area which houses some protected cart ruts occupied by the complex.
As it stands, the plans were approved by the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage after they were altered to make the deckchair platform demountable and to ensure the protection of the cart ruts.
The application does lie outside the tourism development area within the locality, with it being reported that the development needs approval from both the Land’s Authority and Transport Malta.
Transport Malta has opposed the project due to plans to upgrade the road network in the area.
19 trees will be planted, while the footpath will also be changed.
A full permit still needs to be issued. The proposed plans have been rejected twice (once in 2001 and a second time in 2004), due to concerns about public access to the shoreline.
A final decision is expected on 23rd August.