11-storey hotel proposed in Sliema residential area

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An 11-storey hotel being proposed in a residential area in Sliema will have a negative impact on Triq Ġużé Howard residents, environmental NGO Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar warned.

In a press conference held on Saturday, Astrid Vella explained that the development proposed on one of Sliema’s narrowest street, would cause an inconvenience to the residents since the proposed parking spots does not correspond to the amount required by law.

Further, if the development is approved, 12 parking slots would be taken away from residents. FAA warned that there will be an increase in parking demands that would continue to adversely affect an already over-congested parking situation in a densely urbanised area.

If approved, the 35-metre building will create a five-storey blank wall subjecting those living in the surrounding buildings to perpetual darkness, with all natural light and air completely shut out, the NGO said.