The Lands Authority is objecting to Danish Village’s attempts to acquire a piece of Maltese coastline for a private sun-deck area, after only learning of the proposal through reports in the media.
The move follows Malta Tourism Authority indicating their opposition.
A decision on the application, which has been recommended for approval, is expected later today.
Danish Village is looking to expand its footprint with 30 new bungalows and a decking area that would take up a piece of Għadira’s coastline.
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 on the site.
The company was first granted permission three years ago to build 30 additional bungalows within the bounds of the existing complex.
The new 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.
Even if approved, 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.